Police Take Man into Custody in Mesquite Stabbing

Apr 15, 2013

Law enforcement in Southern Nevada has made an arrest and the investigation continues into a weekend stabbing death in Mesquite.

Mesquite police officers responded to a 911 report of an adult male who had been stabbed and was in need of medical attention.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered a 50-year-old male who was conscious but bleeding heavily from apparent knife wounds.  The victim was treated and transported to Mesa View Hospital but later died from his wounds.

43-year-old Ryan Wood, of mesquite was taken into custody in connection with the stabbing by Las Vegas metropolitan police near the Logandale or Moapa area.

Crime scene investigators from Las Vegas arrived to process a residence where the crime allegedly occurred.

The victim’s name has not yet been released pending an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.