A Vacaville man accused of stabbing his housemate at their residence in the 100 block of Catalpa Lane disappeared for a day after the crime took place at about 4 pm the morning of June 17. The next day, the suspect, Albert Eugene Whitefeather Careyette Jr., turned himself in at the San Francisco Police Department’s Mission Station.
Vacaville Police received a 911 call at about 4:54 pm from a male resident at the address on Catalpa Lane. When police arrived, the 53-year-old victim, Careyette’s housemate, was lying in the front yard suffering from several critical stab wounds. Careyette had fled in a black, four-door, 2004 Honda Accord. Careyette sped away from the scene of the crime in such a hurry he forgot his ID, sideswiped the victim’s truck and damaged a corner of their garage. He later told investigators that he drove east toward Highway 113, then meandered along before eventually entering Interstate 80 and heading to San Francisco.
The victim and neighbors told police they had been concerned for Careyette’s mental stability recently due to incidents including yelling at the moon, ringing doorbells at odd hours and getting into fierce arguments. Law enforcement personnel said they were relieved Careyette turned himself in peacefully.
Vacaville Police transported him from San Francisco to Solano County Jail, where he was booked on attempted murder charges. The victim is recovering in the Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital.
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