Red Bluff police Monday arrested an 18-year-old and 14-year-old in connection to an incident last week when a 50-year-old homeless woman in Red Bluff was attacked and stabbed some 40 times.
Police said they arrested Chuslum Buckskin, 18, at his home Monday on suspicion of attempted murder. Officers also arrested a 14-year-old accomplice who is not named because the suspect is a juvenile.
Rosie Lander was living in a tent in an open space area near the intersection of Crosby Lane and Spyglass Drive when she heard people outside her tent at about 5:45 p.m. last Tuesday, Aug. 9, police said.
Lander yelled for the people to leave, but instead they attacked her with a large knife, police said.
"One of the suspects stated to Lander during the attack that they hated homeless people," Red Bluff police said in a news release.
Lander was stabbed about 40 times as she fought back, police said. She was taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, where she was stabilized and eventually released, police said.
Red Bluff police served a search warrant at Buckskin's home Monday and found what they said was evidence of the crime. Buckskin's accomplice was arrested at another location, police said.
Buckskin was booked into the Tehama County Jail, while the 14-year-old was taken to the county juvenile hall, police said.
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This article originally appeared on Redding Record Searchlight: Red Bluff Police: Homeless woman stabbed 40 times in her tent