Arrest Made in Carlsbad Stabbing

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011  |  Updated 1:23 PM PDT
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Arrest Made in Carlsbad Stabbing

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Devin Allen, seen here in a photo posted on a friend's Facebook wall, was a popular Oceanside resident.

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Carlsbad police investigators arrested a man at a Greyhound bus station in Indiana in connection with the stabbing death of an Oceanside man.

Devin Allen, 27, was leaving Hensley's Flying Elephant Pub & Grill on Tamarack Avenue around 10:40 p.m. Friday when he was approached by tby two men who asked for a cigarette his friends said.

One asked Allen for a cigarette. Soon after, Allen was stabbed.

Carlsbad police officers identified Juan Rocha as a suspect and with the help of the United States Marshal's Office and the Indianapolis Police Department, Rocha was arrested on Tuesday, at about 2:30 a.m.

Allen's friends were with him when he was attacked west of Interstate 5 near Harding Street and Carol Place.

Longtime friend Joshua Donahue said it was a random attack.

"He was in the wrong place at the wrong time," Donahue said. "It could've happened to anyone and it happened to poor Devin."

Allen grew up in Oceanside and his parents still live there. He loved to fish with his four-year-old daughter and was a big supporter of local music, Donahue said.

Several local bands have agreed to play at one of several benefits planned to raise money for  Allen's family.

Rocha's bail was set at $5 million accoridng to Carlsbad police.

Officers are still looking for any additional suspects. If you have any information, call 760-931-2197.
The suspect fled the scene and the weapon used in the stabbing was not found, police said. 

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