Man arrested on murder charge in Ridgecrest stabbing


RIDGECREST, Calif. (KGET) — Update: The man who died has been identified as Derrick Demetric White.

One man is dead and another in custody on suspicion of murder after a deadly stabbing in Ridgecrest on Monday. 

According to the Ridgecrest Police Department, detectives responded to the 200 block of W. Wilson Avenue and found a man suffering from an injury to his upper torso.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he later died. 

Police said the victim and another man, Steven Caldwell, were in a physical altercation when Caldwell stabbed the victim.

Caldwell was arrested on suspicion of murder and is held without bail. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Harlow at 760-499-5112.

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