Meth charge added in fatal Grants Pass stabbing

Rolando Miguel Rivas

Drugs and paranoia inside a car allegedly led to a stabbing death Thursday in a Grants Pass store parking lot, court documents show.

Rolando Miguel Rivas, 22, of Yelm, Washington, faces murder and methamphetamine possession charges surrounding a stabbing in the Grants Pass Fred Meyer parking lot that led to the death of Andre Revey, 26, according to Josephine County Circuit Court documents.

Rivas had been riding as a passenger in a white Lincoln Town Car driven by the victim, according to court documents filed by the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. Rivas reportedly told detectives that he “became paranoid that the male was going to harm him while he slept” before pulling a knife on Revey. Police said the victim was stabbed “multiple times.”

Witnesses called 911 at 12:18 p.m. Thursday to report an assault, and police found Rivas not far from the scene about 10 minutes later.

Police said they found a small bag of suspected crystal methamphetamine, according to court documents.

Rivas, previously named by Grants Pass police as Rolando Rivas Jr., made his first court appearance Friday on charges of murder and unlawful use of a weapon, along with the meth charge. He was held without bail Friday in the Josephine County Jail.

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