Police: Fired employee stabbed former supervisor at Camarillo construction site

Suspect facing attempted murder charges

CAMARILLO, Calif. - A Camarillo man was arrested after police said he stabbed a former supervisor weeks after being fired.

On Thursday, Camarillo police received a report of a stabbing that took place on the 2300 block of Antonio Avenue outside St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital. The caller told police that a manager at a construction site at the hospital was stabbed by a former employee.

Police learned that the suspect was a former employee who was recently fired from the construction site several weeks earlier. Police said the suspect returned and sought out a previous supervisor and attacked him.

The suspect stabbed supervisor and then fled the area. The supervisor was taken to the hospital by coworkers. The incident took place less than 100 yards from the entrance to the emergency room.

The suspect was later identified as Jason Mathers, 41, of Camarillo. 

Police detectives and sheriff's deputies began searching for Mathers. At around 9:30 p.m. he was located in Oxnard and was arrested without incident. Authorities also searched Mathers’ home after he was arrested.

Mathers was and booked into the Ventura County Main Jail with a bail set at $1 million. He is facing possible charges for attempted murder.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Camarillo Police Department’s News Story Hotline at 805-388-5151.

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