A San Jacinto man was arrested today on suspicion of stabbing a family member with a kitchen knife after an argument, a sheriff’s sergeant said.
Noah Fernandez, 32, was arrested at 2 a.m. at an apartment in the 23000 block of Bay Avenue in Moreno Valley, where he was allegedly hiding from authorities.
The attack was reported about 12:35 a.m. in the 2700 block of Tuberose Drive in San Jacinto, sheriff’s Sgt. Wallace Clear said.
“(Deputies) discovered a male in his 60s with multiple stab wounds inflicted by an extended family member,” Clear said.
The man was treated at a local hospital and later released, Clear said.
Investigators learned that Fernandez and the victim allegedly argued about Fernandez’s living arrangement at the San Jacinto home. Fernandez left and later returned looking for the man “while armed with a kitchen knife,” Clear alleged.
Family members told authorities Fernandez may have fled to an apartment in Moreno Valley. Moreno Valley deputies found Fernandez hiding in the apartment and used a K-9 unit to detain him when he refused to give himself up, Clear said.
Fernandez was arrested and transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries he received during his arrest.
He was booked at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of attempted murder and was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
He was expected to be arraigned Wednesday Nov.28 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, according to jail records.