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Sunday December 23rd, 2018 :: 03:14 p.m. PST


Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's deputies arrest attempted murder suspect

A 55-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly attacked two relatives with a knife. Gregory Brunson, a transient, was arrested and booked into Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Jail after deputies located him in the hills behind a Saugus neighborhood.

Deputies were called before 9 p.m. Saturday to a residence on the 28000 block of Oaklar Drive in Saugus after receiving reports of  'a person bleeding.' Upon arrival, deputies found two victims, a man and woman in their late 70's, suffering from stab wounds. The suspect was determined to be a relative of the victim(s), and deputies combed the residence and surrounding areas to locate the suspect, but to no avail. A LASD Aero Bureau unit also assisted in the search. 

After an extensive search that extended into Sunday, deputies located the suspect around 1 p.m., in hills behind a Bouquet Canyon/ Plum Canyon neighborhood. Gregory Brunson was arrested by deputies on attempt murder charges and taken into custody without incident.

The injured victims, who suffered life-threatening injuries in the assault, were taken to a local hospital, and are expected to survive. 

Gregory Brunson is currently being held on a $2 million bail. Those with any information about the alleged attack are asked to call Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station at (661) 255-1121 ext. 5146. Anonymous tips may be submitted through LA CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or through the website at

Sent by Shirley Miller, Public Information Officer
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station polices the City of Santa Clarita and the unincorporated communities and a portion of the Angeles National Forest, as well as Bouquet Canyon, Canyon Country, Castaic, Gorman, Hasley Canyon, Newhall, Neenach, Sand Canyon, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sleepy Valley, Southern Oaks, Stevenson Ranch, Sunset Point, Tesoro del Valle, Valencia, Val Verde, West Hills and West Ranch.

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