A 19-year-old Isla Vista resident was arrested Saturday after allegedly stabbing a UC Santa Barbara student Friday night, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office reported.
Police arrested Cyrus Rocky McClain on Saturday afternoon after he went to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station for questioning, according to an Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) press release.
The stabbing of the 24-year-old-female student occurred at approximately 11 p.m. on the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive
in I.V. on Friday. Authorities blocked off the intersection of Del Playa Drive and Camino Del Sur following the incident.
An investigation revealed that the suspect did not know the victim, but had engaged in “an altercation with victim’s boyfriend” earlier in the night when McClain trespassed on the property, according to the release.
The victim was stabbed in the pelvis and transferred to Cottage Hospital shortly after medical personnel arrived at the scene.
The victim is recovering from non life threatening injuries, SBSO spokesperson Kelly Hoover said.
McClain is in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and bodily harm inflicted during the commission of a felony. He is being held on $350,000 bail.
SBSO sheriff’s deputies and UC Police Department officers worked “throughout the night” to locate and identify the suspect, according to the release. Several search warrants were issued in order to locate the suspect.
Of course he’s an out of state sbcc recruit. When can we as a community put our foot down and force sbcc to cater to the community instead of out of district, out of state, and out of country students? Enough is enough.
The UCSB/Isla Vista community did stand up to SBCC when the Daily Nexus REFUSED to endorse Measure S back in 2014. But yeah, MORE needs to be done! These assholes, they’re becoming the norm.
Non life threatening injuries? My bladder was hanging out of my body and I lost half of my blood. Needed 8 transfusions. I’m lucky to be alive.
Omg I hope you are recovering quickly. I am pissed to hear they seem to be downplaying it if it is that bad. His charges should be increased to attempted murder 100%. Fuck this guy.
Wait really, this is you? I’m so sorry, I hope you are ok!
I wish you a speedy recovery. Sue SBCC, seriously, this guy and many of the other criminals that move to IV are out of district SBCC students. There’s really no reason for a community college student to be living in IV. SBCC advertises to and enrolls thousands of out of district students every year and forces the community do deal with the negative impacts. SBCC is acting very irresponsibly and needs to be held accountable for the actions of the students that they bring to our community. UCSB students should not have to deal with this stuff.
God Bless you dear sister. I prayed for you and your family this morning in church. This upsets me so much. You did nothing to deserve this. This was a horrible awful crime that should have never happened. I am calling the DA everyday demanding maximum sentence. I think everyone needs to do the same.
I can’t thank you enough for the kind words.
If I was a UCSB student I would be outraged. Why is SBCC allowed to keep recruiting criminals to come live in IV with UCSB students? If something doesn’t change UCSB students will continue to get murdered (Elliot Rodger), stabbed (this guy) and have their reputation tarnished by the countless criminals SBCC brings into IV.
All about the $$$ dude, that’s all SBCC cares about. Plenty of awesome local talent they can be catering to, but apparently, out of district thugs seems to be the norm for SBCC.
I find it interesting that the article has no mention of which institution he was attending. That leads me to believe this douchebag is an out of district SBCC scumbag. Seriously, why does SBCC, an institution w/ plenty of smart, brilliant & willing local talent available, have to cater to pieces of crap like this? The whole idea of higher education is to raise oneself out of the ghetto & onto a better life, yet here’s fools like this, clinging to the ghetto-ass lifestyle & unleashing it on everyone else. This ain’t about race either, this is about BAD BEHAVIOR,… Read more »
Yup, as we all figured, SBCC soccer team recruit, from Milwaukee, WI & claiming to be a financial economics student @ SBCC, start date September 19, 2017.
Hey, SBCC, enough w/ the imports, educate the local people that actually WANT to make a difference in the world, not promote the thug life!
He is actually from Minnesota. Knew him well. Drove him to soccer training for years. I am so sorry for all involved.
No defense from me of the perpetrator. Innocent until proven guilty is our way here in the US. McClain is entitled to a fair trial. Infinite sympathy for the victim and sadness for her having to endure her horrible injury.
We need to ban knives within Isla Vista so this won’t happen again
This guy really doesn’t get it
Anyone else notice who are the majority of people that commit the Major crimes in Isla Vista? Just saying…
Attention UCSB students! Let’s all move to the Mesa next to SBCC so we can party with the SBCC students, use the SBCC gym, study at the SBCC library and occasionally commit major crimes against SBCC students. Sounds crazy but this is exactly what SBCC is doing to UCSB. What makes it even crazier is the fact that SBCC is supposed to be a COMMUNITY college.
Some things never change – I was at UCSB from 1995-1999 and SBCC students caused most of the trouble in IV. Not that UCSB students don’t cause trouble too. I never understood why someone would “go away” to JC. Even more mind boggling is parents who would pay for their kids to “go away” to JC. Whether this gentleman has wealthy parents is unknown. But a soccer recruit? I can’t see a lot of elite athletes choosing to go to SBCC.
The main reason so many out of district SBCC students choose to go to SBCC is so they can live and party in IV, leach off of UCSB resources and basiscally pretend to be UCSB students without putting the work in. A community college should not have this impact. Some SBCC students claim they chose to go to SBCC to save money but that doesn’t make sense either because they are literally moving to an area with some of the highest rental rates and cost of living in the nation. It really bothers me that SBCC is luring so many… Read more »
You all have to remember 1 main thing here & that’s the fact that SBCC literally LIES to these “recruits” about their transfer rates. They also lie about their “sports program” prowess. Let’s all be honest w/ each other, the ONLY reason these out of district idiots are coming to SBCC is simply so they can party in Isla Vista. Did you guys know that SBCC has NO FRIDAY CLASSES?! Also, Mondays are pretty much a day off as well. That means the trouble w/ these pricks begins on Thursday night. Meanwhile, local people who want to better themselves by… Read more »
you sound dumb they got classes on monday and friday…. and im pretty sure everyone has a spot at sbcc
Non local students take up most of the class spots. I know some local SBCC students who have taken 3, 4 or even 5 years to graduate because they could never get into the classes they needed.
this is correct
Is it just me, or has anybody else noticed that the Santa Barbara Independent has NOT had any coverage of this incident whatsoever?
It’s on Noozhawk, Edhat, was on KEYT & in the Santa Barbara News Press, but not the independent. Kind of odd? Coincidence maybe? Doubtful.
Also, all of the news coverage claims my injuries were non life threatening. I lost half of my body’s blood. Was in and out of consciousness at the scene. He missed my femoral artery by millimeters, and severed my iliac vein. I needed 8 blood transfusions and almost lost my life multiple times according to every medical staff that’s interacted with me.
I am so sorry to hear that & you have my hopes for a speedy recovery. A stab wound in the pelvic/abdominal area is NOT a “minor” injury by any means. A lot can go wrong.
As a long time resident of Isla Vista (since 1987 to current), it saddens me to see this kind of thing & we ALL know where the blame squarely lays.
Literally shut the fuck up
Can you explain?
Arrogant entitled racist children, anybody can move to California and live in Isla Vista if they can afford the rent, and most of the UC students are not from SB county at the time of application. Nobody has a claim on IV, so STFU.
UCSB is a university, SBCC is a community college. They are different types of institutions. Community colleges are supposed to serve the local community and universities have a much broader outreach. Even though SBCC is a community college I would still bet that they have more out of state and foreign students than UCSB does. You’re right about no one having claim on IV but how would you feel if you worked hard to get accepted to UCSB only to have your college experience negatively impacted by a bunch of SBCC students who just move to IV to party. Also,… Read more »
Sounds like that Chihuahua dude w/ the hyphenated last name is drawing the race card yet again! LOLOL! This guy, a real antifa tool w/ socialist tendencies that loves capitalism, as long as it benefits him. All others deserve socialism. Chihuahua, drop the race card, race has nothing to do w/ this, BAD BEHAVIOR does.
By the way, SBCC is a COMMUNITY college, why in the actual fuck do they need to recruit & import out of district idiots who just come here to mess the place up? Sounds like some of your socialist buddies!
Apparently he was in a relationship with the girl and got into an argument with another gentleman over the girl. Somehow the knife was drawn and the female was inflicted with a stab wound protecting the other gentleman.
Apparently he was trespassing, got called on it, came back & committed the crime he’s locked up for.
That is correct.
I went to school with Cyrus and he is an amazing person. This is definitely out of charchter of him and judgement should not be passed before a fair trial is provided.
He’s a ghetto-ass punk piece of shit. Only that kind of moron stabs a female. I hope he enjoys the accommodations at the Gray Bar Inn & Suites.
To whoever hijacked my name… KNOCK IT OFF! I got my views on this, but that’s NOT how I’d word them! Use your own name asshole!
fuck you how are you going to call him ghetto without even knowing him?
Because he stabbed a woman?
Amazing person? You can’t be serious. What kind of guy stabs a girl and almost kills her? Based on the investigation it also sounds like it was premeditated revenge. He should be charged with attempted murder and locked away for a really long time.
Thank you, thank you thank you.
it clearly says they didn’t know each other…. premeditated? revenge?? you should read a book before trying to sentence people
I’m not the same persona as above but yeah They didn’t know each other but had been in an argument/altercation earlier in the night and then he came back and did this. so yeah, premeditated because it sounds like he went home to get a knife and come back
it was definitely premeditated revenge. He was confronted at the victim’s house earlier in the night. He left the house and then came back 15 min later to stab her. Maybe you should read a few books before making stupid comments
any man who willfully attempts to disembowel a woman waives all right to not be judged. fuck cyrus. he’s a low life piece of shit.
Yeah I’m tge victim, and id judt like to say FUCK YOU.
Free my nigga