NORTH AUBURN (CBS13) — A man and woman are under arrest and facing a hate crime charge after allegedly yelling racial slurs, then stabbing a man in North Auburn.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, back on Aug. 28, deputies responded to the Speedway Gas Station off Drive-In Way to investigate a reported assault and stabbing. Witnesses reported seeing a man and woman standing in front of someone’s pickup truck and yelling racial slurs.READ MORE: Sacramento Police Officer Alexa Palubicki Accused Of Filing False Police Reports
At some point, the man allegedly punched the pickup truck driver – then stabbed him.Sacramento Woman Fights For Tougher Drug Laws Aimed At Dealers After Brother's Overdose
Exactly what happened leading up to the confrontation is unclear.
Deputies found the pair less than a mile away from where the incident happened and arrested them. The pair has been identified as 35-year-old Cory Smith and 23-year-old Jaylynn Garrell.MORE NEWS: DA's Office To Review Past Cases Related To Sacramento Police Officer Alexa Palubicki After Arrest For Alleged False Reports
Smith and Garrell are facing charges of conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon and a hate crime, among other alleged crimes.