Man allegedly involved in stabbing sought by police |

Man allegedly involved in stabbing sought by police

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 26-year-old Grass Valley man who allegedly threatened to kill and subsequently stabbed a man in an altercation just west of Grass Valley Saturday evening.

The sheriff’s office is looking for Frank Vargas, who was allegedly involved in a stabbing just after 7 p.m. on Rough and Ready Highway.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Jones said the Sheriff’s Office received a call from the victim, also a 26-year-old man, after Vargas and 21-year-old Smartville resident Stacie Laney arrived at the victim’s home. According to Jones, Vargas, who knew the victim, approached the victim, grabbed him by the head and threatened to stab him in the throat. Jones said the victim was able to break free, only to have Vargas stab him once in the arm. Vargas and Laney fled before police arrived, Jones said.

Vargas currently has two outstanding Nevada County warrants, including one for $250,000 for suspected assault with a deadly weapon, Jones said. Laney also has two outstanding warrants, one for $10,000 for suspected forgery and a second for $3,500 for suspicion of receiving stolen property, according to police records.

Vargas, who has a shaved head and goatee and numerous prison tattoos, including a swastika, fled with Laney in a gray two-door Subaru, Jones said.

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