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News Release

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Media Relations

Unprovoked Stabbing

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police (LAPD) are asking for the public's help in locating James Laudermill.  
 
On Monday, March 16, 2009, James Laudermill entered the trucking business located at 816 Henry Ford Avenue in the City of Wilmington.  Laudermill was admitted into the business by the owner, Jose Mejia.  Laudermill without warning stabbed Mejia with a knife and robbed him prior to leaving the location in a Green, 1994 Freightliner Big Rig.  California license plate number 9B96467.  

Mejia is in stable condition at a local hospital.  

James Laudermill is a parolee with an extensive, violent arrest history.  He should be considered armed and dangerous.  He is described as a male Black; 6'01" about 230lbs, and 49 years old.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Harbor Area Major Assault Crimes Detectives Alonzo Canada or Kathi Petrash at 310-522-2031.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.