Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder of her Neighbor

Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder of her Neighbor


MARIN CITY — A woman was arrested at the Golden Gate Village public housing complex on suspicion of attempted murder. The suspect has frequent run-ins with the law, but this time she is accused of stabbing her neighbor.

Marin County Sheriff’s Office deputies received multiple calls reporting the stabbing on February 24. The calls started shortly after 8:30 p.m., and deputies responded within two minutes.

Upon arrival, deputies found a woman inside an apartment, suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a hospital and she is expected to recover.

Deputies contacted Demeshia D. Harris, 29, who lives in a nearby apartment. Her body was stained with blood and a knife with blood on it was recovered as evidence.

Investigators learned that the suspect and victim were involved in a fight. Harris later allegedly retrieved a knife and stabbed the victim during a second altercation.

A prepared statement released by the sheriff’s department says: “Harris kicked and resisted deputies when she was placed under arrest.”

Harris was booked into Marin County Jail, where she remains in custody in lieu of $500,000 bond. Her charges are attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and obstructing an officer.

Harris has 14 prior arrests on her record. These include arrests for battery, burglary, prostitution, and shoplifting. She has been arrested several times for driving with a license suspended for drunk driving, among other offenses.

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