News Story


El Rio - Attempt Homicide Suspect Arrested Following Stabbing
1/16/2017 2:02:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Stabbing investigation leads to attempted murder arrest

Report Number:



1000 Block of Walnut Drive, Oxnard (El Rio)

Date & Time:

01/15/17 @ 12:16 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Headquarters Patrol; Headquarters Detectives; Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau



(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(V) Jose Gamino

(S) Felipe Villegas









The stabbing of a man leads to the arrest of 22-year-old El Rio probationer Felipe Villegas for attempted murder.


On 1-15-17, shortly after midnight, sheriff's dispatch received a call of a physical altercation in the 1000 block of Walnut Dr.  While the call was being dispatched, a headquarters patrol deputy happened to be less than a block away and heard screaming coming from the house in question.  Oxnard resident Felipe Villegas was immediately contacted outside the residence by the deputy.  Shortly thereafter, deputies contacted Jose Gamino inside the residence and discovered he had sustained multiple stab wounds.  Gamino was immediately transported to Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) for his sustained injuries.  Deputies obtained evidence linking Villegas to the stabbing of Gamino.  Headquarters Station Detectives and Sheriff's Major Crimes Investigators responded and initiated an investigation into the stabbing. 


Villegas was found to be on active probation for 21310 P.C. (Carrying a dirk or dagger concealed).  Following the investigation, Villegas was arrested for 664/187 P.C. (Attempted Murder) and booked into the Ventura County Main Jail, where his bail is currently $1,010,000.00.


The crime committed appears an isolated incident and at this time bears no indication of being gang-related. Gamino is listed in serious but stable condition at VCMC. 


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective M. Marco at the Ventura County Sheriff's Office-Major Crimes Bureau.   




Prepared by:

Deputy R. Shoden


News Release Date:

January 16th, 2017


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau;

Detective M. Marco (805) 384-4739



Approved by:

Captain Robert Thomas



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).