Attempted Homicide Arrest-Inyo County Sheriff’s Office

On Tuesday, April 10 at about 11:18 am, Symon’s Ambulance was dispatched to the Tu Su Lane area regarding a male victim who reportedly accidentally stabbed himself. Inyo County Investigators and Bishop Police Officers also responded. The male victim suffered a single puncture wound to his chest and was transported to Northern Inyo Hospital.

According to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, the victim’s live-in girlfriend, 21-year-old Samantha Rios, stated the victim stabbed himself but she indicated she was not in the room at the time.

Rios was read her Miranda rights and questioned a second time about what occurred. Rios then admitted to stabbing the victim due to relationship issues.

Rios was transported and booked at the Inyo County Jail on charges of attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon. Samantha Rios is being held on $500,000 bail.