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Man Arrested in Rossmoor Stabbing of Jogger

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Oct 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

James Rivas, 18 was arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred Tuesday of a female jogger in Rossmoor. According to reports, a female jogger suffered stab wounds when she was jogging on a path popular with dog-walkers and joggers. The woman fought off the attack but the suspect continued after her until a neighbor intervened and frightened the suspect off. There was no known motive for the attack such as robbery or sexual assault.

Rivas will likely be charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possibly attempted murder. He is being held at Orange County Jail on $500,000 bail.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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