Violent Crime

*Fairfield Suspect Goffrey Cottle Arrested For Stabbing Transient At Bus Stop

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Fairfield police arrested a 58-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing a man at a bus stop this morning.Police said the suspect and the victim knew each other and the stabbing was not a random act.The suspect, Goffrey Cottle of Fairfield, and a 32-year-old transient got into an argument around 11 a.m. at the bus stop in the 100 block of East Tabor Avenue, Cpl. Kathryn Scarrott said. The transient pushed Cottle and Cottle stabbed the transient with a nail clipper-sized knife twice before boarding a bus, Scarrott said.The victim flagged down Officer Joe Perry who advised other patrol units of the suspect’s description. Officer Scott Ledford spotted Cottle on the bus and arrested him for assault with a deadly weapon, Scarrott said. Cottle was booked into the Solano County jail.The transient’s injuries were not life threatening and he refused medical treatment, Scarrott said.

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