Nine arrested, 1 sought in Delhi stabbing case

Merced County Sheriff's investigators arrested nine people Friday who allegedly were involved in an April 11 stabbing.

The suspects arrested included five adults and four juveniles -- all of whom allgedly held an 18-year old male victim down, kicked him and beat him. The victim suffered five stab wounds -- but has recovered from his injuries after being treated at a hospital, according the sheriff's investigators.

The adult suspects who were arrested are Christian Ruiz, 24, Ismael Lizarraga, Luis Chavez, Eric Ramirez, and Aldo Lopez -- all of whom are Delhi residents.

Sheriff's investigators are also searching for a tenth suspect, Gustavo Casas, 19, of Delhi. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's department at (209) 385-7445.

-- Victor A. Patton