Man arrested in stabbing death of marine confirmed to have been an ex-marine

The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department has confirmed that the man arrested in the stabbing death of a U.S. Marine in Twentynine Palms is a former Marine. According to the Sheriff's Department, Olivo was discharged in April 2015.

William Olivo, 25, was arrested this past Monday in connection with the stabbing death of 21-year-old Dominique Clement, a Marine who was stationed in the Twentynine Palms Marine base.

Olivo was found near the residence where Clement's body was found, armed with a knife. Deputies had to use a stun gun on Olivo after he resisted when deputies tried to handcuff him. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for a laceration that deputies believe he received during an altercation with Clement.

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Olivo is currently booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga where he is being held on $1 million bail. He is booked on multiple charges including murder. He is set to be in court Feb. 20.

Clement was from Lousiana and had been stationed at the base for two and a half years. He leaves behind his mother, stepfather, two sisters, and his girlfriend.

Anyone with additional information on the case is urged to contact Detective Travis Randolph of the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail at (909)-387-3589. To provide an anonymous tip, call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or go to the We-Tip Hotline website at

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