SANTA PAULA, Calif. - A Santa Paula man is behind bars after getting into an altercation with another man who is now recovering from stab wounds.
Police arrested 43-year-old Michael Delatorre after being dispatched to the 500 block of Munger Drive in Santa Paula just before 9 p.m. on May 23 for a report of an intoxicated person refusing to leave the residence.
The Santa Paula Police Department said Delatorre fled the scene soon after the argument and stabbing took place in a dark colored Mercedes, but officers responding to the call were quickly able to spot the vehicle and issue a traffic stop.
Police took Delatorre into custody. The 39-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening wounds to his right hand and left side abdomen area.
Delatorre was booked into Ventura County Main Jail and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence.