ATWATER, CA – On December 6th, 2020, Merced County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Mercy Hospital in Merced for a report of a stabbing victim. The victim was identified as a 43-year-old man. During the investigation, Deputies learned that the crime took place in the 8500 Block of Sunset Avenue in Atwater. Additionally, the suspect in the stabbing was identified as 36-year-old Kyle Holden.
On December 10, 2020, Merced County Sheriff’s Detectives received information that Holden was in the Fresno area. Detectives conducting surveillance at the location where Holden was said to be hiding and watched him get into a vehicle. With the assistance of the Fresno Police Department, a vehicle enforcement stop was conducted, and Holden was taken into custody without incident. Holden was transported to the Merced County Jail and booked for Assault with a deadly weapon charges.