At 10 p.m. on Sunday night, El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a woman claiming her husband had been stabbed.
Deborah Lewis, 42, and her husband, Craig Templin, 51, had been living in a tent along railroad tracks in El Dorado, a press release stated. Sunday night, Lewis called EDSO to inform them that an unknown male had entered the tent while they were sleeping and stabbed Templin.
They were woken up as Templin was assaulted. The suspect had a knife and attempted to stab Templin. He was able to fight off the suspect and hold him until deputies arrived. Both the suspect and Templin received knife wounds. Neither Templin or Lewis had seen the suspect before. The suspect was identified as a 17-year-old male from Shingle Springs.
All three were taken to the hospital for treatment. The juvenile was later transported to Juvenile Hall and booked on a charge of attempted murder.