Crime

Santa Paula man arrested after an argument leads to a stabbing

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.


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