Suspect Arrested in Connection with a Double-Stabbing in Berkeley

Suspect Arrested in Connection with a Double-Stabbing in Berkeley
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BERKELEY – A man with a violent history faces charges involving a double-stabbing that happened earlier this month in Berkeley. Byron G. Decles, 21, of Oakland, is behind bars at Alameda County Santa Rita Jail. He is ineligible for release on bail pending arraignment.

Two victims, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 80s were attacked on December 8th. This violent attack occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m., near El Camino Real and the Oakridge Steps. It seems a botched burglary turned violent. Both stabbing victims required medical treatment at a hospital.

The attacker wearing black pants and a hoodie, and carrying a black backpack, fled before police arrived on the scene. The suspect was able to evade law enforcement for four days following the stabbings.

The Oakland Police Department helped Berkeley officers find the suspect. Berkeley PD placed Decles under arrest on a warrant December 12 at 3:51 a.m. in Oakland. He was booked into the county lockup the same day at 9:49 a.m.

Decles faces multiple charges for attempted murder, battery with serious bodily injury, attempted crime, and burglary. He is accused also of elder or dependent adult abuse.

Prior to the Berkeley stabbings, Decles was arrested six times involving domestic violence incidents. He was arrested in January, March, April, June, and October of this year. Decles was also arrested once for domestic violence in December 2022. These prior incidents involved battery on a spouse, co-habitant or a former spouse.

Suspect Arrested in Connection with a Double-Stabbing in Berkeley was last modified: December 22nd, 2023 by admin
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