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* John Tankersley Charged With Attempted Murder, Held Without Bail

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A man arrested on Friday by Oakland police in connection with an attempted homicide from last month has been charged with one count of murder, an Alameda County district attorney’s spokeswoman said. John Tankersley, 57, of Oakland, was booked into the Santa Rita Jail on Saturday and charged with one count of premeditated attempted murder, district attorney spokeswoman Teresa Drenick said.

He is being held without bail, Drenick said. Tankersley was arrested by police in the area of 38th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard and taken into custody for stabbing Robert Jacobitz on Aug. 9, police said. Drenick said Tankersley was arraigned on Tuesday and was scheduled to return to court today.

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