The Yuba County Sheriff's Department is investigating the report of a robbery at a marijuana garden in the community of Rackerby.
Deputies received a call about 3 a.m. Wednesday regarding a patient in the emergency room at Oroville Hospital who had suffered multiple stab wounds, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Investigators responded and learned that a 32-year-old Grass Valley man who was watching over the marijuana garden in the 16000 block of Vierra Road had been attacked by four men. The men beat and stabbed the victim, and then stole several plants and some of the victim's property, officials said.
The victim was able to call a relative, who took him to the hospital. He suffered facial fractures, as well as multiple stab wounds to his upper torso and arms.
He told authorities that the men who attacked him were 18 to 30 years old. Three were described as white and the fourth as possibly Latino or American Indian. The men reportedly were driving a 2000s' model, four-door, white Ford diesel pickup.
Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the Yuba County sheriff's Department at (530) 749-7777.