CARLSBAD — Three suspects have been arrested in connection to a stabbing at the Motel 6 on Carlsbad Village Drive on Nov. 20. Bradley Koppel, 28; Isais Cota, 28; and Cassandra Clouser, 20, are now in custody at the Vista Detention Facility.
The Carlsbad Communication Center received a 911 call around midnight on Nov. 20 from a security guard at the Motel 6 on Carlsbad Village Drive reporting a stabbing. According to witnesses, the victim, a 28-year-old male, and the three suspects had gotten into a verbal altercation which escalated into the suspects kicking and beating the victim. During the fight, Koppel produced a knife and stabbed the victim numerous times. When officers arrived, they located the victim on the sidewalk, who was flown to Scripps Hospital, La Jolla for treatment.
The three suspects fled from the Motel 6 in an unknown colored SUV. Officers checked the area for the suspects with negative results. Clouser had been registered to a room at the motel and this led investigators to the suspects.
Koppel and Clouser have been charged with Attempted Homicide for their actions in the attack and Clouser has been charged as an Accessory for Harboring Fugitives. The victim is expected to recover from his injuries.