San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

Iyesia James Wanted on Suspicion of Homicide Turns Herself in to the Police

Iyesia James Turns Herself In
Iyesia James Wanted on Suspicion of Homicide Turns Herself in to the Police

Iyesia James a suspect wanted on suspicion of killing a woman last week in Fairfield turned herself into law enforcement this evening, police reported.

Iyesia James, 43, of Woodland, was identified this morning as a suspect in the Aug. 6 homicide of Letha Bell Portis, 51, of Fairfield. James was arrested and booked into the Solano County Jail on suspicion of murder this evening, police reported at 8:25 p.m.

The two women knew each other and were involved in an altercation immediately before Portis was assaulted, according to police. Portis was found bleeding in a parking lot in the 1700 block of North Texas Street at about 11 p.m. and later died at the hospital.

James allegedly fled the scene after the woman’s death, and police said the suspect might have been a transient in Fairfield.

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