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One suspect still at large in Tuesday’s stabbing

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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:30 pm

MOSES LAKE — Grant County deputies arrested two of three suspects connected to the stabbing Tuesday night in Moses Lake.

Victor Mejia, 16, was arrested Thursday night at a home in the Larson Housing Area and is booked into the Grant County Youth Services Facility. Residents’ tips reportedly led deputies to finding Mejia, according to a prepared statement from the sheriff’s office.

Travis Stotts, the third suspect, is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Stotts posted a message on the sheriff’s office Facebook page yesterday questioning his involvement in the stabbing. The sheriff’s office replied to Stotts, but Stotts has not responded back.

Anyone with information on Stotts’ whereabouts are asked to call 911 or send an anonymous tip to

To read the full story, pick up Friday's Columbia Basin Herald.

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  • Paula tyus posted at 5:49 am on Thu, Oct 3, 2013.

    Paula tyus Posts: 2

    Well, I guess even ignorant people are entitled to their opinion, I'm sure you're one of those people that sit back and past judgment like "GOD".
    You know nothing about me or my son, he is overall a good kid that got caught up, as so many have.
    If there is one thing I do know, it's that
    I have never said or claimed my son to be a saint, so don't get it twisted!
    And he will have to answer for whatever part he played in this sad situation, but not to you.
    So don't question my parenting question the system, because it failed my son and my family for the past 3 years. Then question how 2 or 3 individuals are responsible and not all involved, especially because the individual with the "supposed victim" ran up on my son and his friends intending to cause harm to them, would you defend yourself ?
    Be thankful this isn't your family or son or whatever,
    Because I pray that no one, not a parent, grandparent, guardian or otberwise have to endure the pain of all involved or endure judgement from someone like you, that always has the answers but never has the problem!
    Any questions ?
    Paula Tyus, Mother.
    (Of Dahndre Westwood)

  • Domanost posted at 8:52 pm on Thu, Jul 11, 2013.

    Domanost Posts: 93

    So you know that your son is either a gang member or at least a Facebook banger. what is so surprising about this or are you going to be in denial like other mothers that think their son can do no wrong. It would be better if you could say something like, I knew where my son was that night, I knew who he was hanging out with and I knew when he was going to be home. You claim your sons innocence but at the same time show your negligent. Who lets their kids wonder the Base at that time a night. Do you really know what your kids been up too.

  • Paula tyus posted at 4:52 pm on Thu, Jul 11, 2013.

    Paula tyus Posts: 2

    I am the mother of one of the suspects, I don't believe that justice is being served.
    This was the result of a mutual altercation, between 6 individuals and not a one sided fight.
    Yet, my son and his friends are the ones being sought after, no one has questioned the other individuals
    Involved other than to point the finger at my son. If you charge one you charge all and I don't mean with
    Rioting. They are trying to make my son the fall guy, and possibly try my so as an adult, leaving the youth with no blame although he initiated the whole situation. My son has no violent background, school trouble , yes, bad decisions yes. But it's a fact if you stab someone close up , you will have to be covers in blood , my son was not. Grant county detectives need to question that instead of being one sided.
    I believe in my sons innocence as does the rest of his family. We will continue to fight for Dahndre even if the law won't. Paula Tyus