Monday, May 2, 2011 | 2:11 p.m.
Five people who authorities say were likely under the influence of methamphetamine were arrested in connection with a double stabbing in a Pahrump trailer that left a man dead and a woman seriously injured.
The Nye County Sheriff's Office said dispatchers received a report at 3:59 p.m. Sunday that a woman had been stabbed in the 1600 block of West Donner. When police arrived, they found a woman with more than a dozen stab wounds.
Investigators also found a man who had been stabbed numerous times and was unresponsive on the floor of the trailer.
Authorities said both victims were taken by air ambulance to University Medical Center. The man, who police identified as Michael Frasher, died Monday. The woman is at University Medical Center in critical condition, authorities said.
Detectives interviewed witnesses and determined the possible suspects had left the scene in a white minivan and were believed to be at a home in the 1600 block of East Santovito Street, where a white minivan was parked outside.
Police executed a warrant at the Santovito Street home and arrested Troy Jackson, Victoria Garcia, Michael Maxwell Jr., Charles Eubanks and Tiffany Rubio. The sheriff's office said investigators determined Jackson, Garcia, Maxwell and Eubanks allegedly had been involved in the stabbing. Rubio was arrested as an alleged accessory to the crime.
Police said all five were believed to be under the influence of meth at the time of the arrest. They have been booked into the Nye County Detention Center, where they are being held without bail.
Detectives discovered several knives possibly used in the stabbing as well as other evidence, authorities said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Nye County Sheriff’s Office at 775-751-7000 or via email at [email protected].