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Police investigate stabbing of local man

posted Apr 15, 2013, 4:09 PM by Kimberly Otero   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 4:23 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Mesquite Police Officers responded to the area of Mesquite Boulevard and Sandhill Boulevard about 6:20 pm, Saturday, April 13, 2013 after receiving a 911 report of an adult male who had been stabbed and was needing medical attention.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered a 50 year old male who was conscious and bleeding heavily from apparent knife wounds.  Mesquite Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and transported the victim to Mesa View Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced dead from his wounds.

Ryan Wood, 43, of Mesquite was taken into custody in connection with the stabbing by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (LVMPD) near the Logandale/Moapa area later that evening.

LVMPD Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) arrived to process a residence located on East Mesquite Boulevard were the crime allegedly occurred.

The victim’s name will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office upon the completion of the autopsy.


The investigation is still ongoing while Mesquite Detectives attempt to identify other suspects or witnesses who may be involved.

The Mesquite Police Department has identified the victim in Saturday night’s stabbing as 50 year old Michael Eldredge, of Mesquite.  According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office the cause of death was a result of multiple stab wounds.

This case is still under investigation.  Further information will be released when available.