Sacto 9-1-1
March 11, 2013
Shingle Springs teen accused of attacking sleeping couple

A Shingle Springs teenager is in custody, accused of attempted murder after allegedly assaulting a couple Sunday night.

The El Dorado County sheriff's dispatch center received a call about 10 p.m. from 42-year-old Deborah Lewis who reported her husband, Craig Templin, 51, had been stabbed. The couple had been living in a tent along the railroad right of way outside the town of El Dorado, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.

Lewis told authorities that the man, whom the couple did not know, entered their tent while they were sleeping. They awoke when the assault began.

The suspect had a knife and allegedly attempted to stab Templin. Templin and Lewis told deputies that they did not know their assailant and had never seen him before.

The suspect later was identified as a 17-year-old Shingle Springs youth.

During the struggle, both Templin and the teenager suffered knife wounds, officials said. Templin was able to fight off the youth and detained him until deputies arrived.

All three people were transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries.

The teenager was booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of attempted murder.

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