BELLINGHAM - The man who allegedly stabbed his roommate in the chest during a fight about eviction earlier this week was found hiding in his mother's trailer Wednesday, Oct. 10, according to the Bellingham Police Department.
Brett Anthony Hoffman, 21, was booked into Whatcom County Jail for investigation of first-degree assault and failure to appear for third-degree theft. His mother, Sheila Hoffman, was arrested on suspicion of rendering criminal assistance.
Brett Hoffman allegedly stabbed his 50-year-old roommate in the chest Monday after the man tried to evict him from their home in the 3700 block of Beal Street, Sgt. Jason Monson said. The man was taken to St. Joseph hospital and was recovering after surgery.
Inside the home, police found a 7-inch hunting-style knife believed to be used in the attack. Police asked for the public's help finding Hoffman, who had run from the home before they arrived.
The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office got an anonymous call Wednesday that Hoffman was at his mother's trailer in Marietta, in the 1800 block of Marine Drive. When deputies arrived at the trailer, Sheila Hoffman denied her son was there, though deputies thought they could hear a man's voice inside, Monson said. Another anonymous caller less than an hour later saw Hoffman go into the trailer. Police and deputies returned and arrested Hoffman and his mother.
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