Update: Suspect identified as man who stabbed another during argument at Heritage Ranch

Sheriff's deputies looking for suspect who fled

newsroom@thetribunenews.comNovember 1, 2012 

Update: Sheriff’s deputies have identified the man who allegedly stabbed a second man at Heritage Ranch during an argument Thursday night.

The Sheriff’s Office is looking for Billy Benjamin Hernandez, 40, of Atascadero, for attempted murder. According to authorities, Hernandez attacked another man at a residence on the 3200 block of Eagle Point Lane and stabbed him multiple times.

Hernandez fled in a car that was found early Friday in Paso Robles.

Authorities said Hernandez should be considered armed and dangerous. He is a Hispanic male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 245 pounds.

The victim, whose identity is being withheld, was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Original story: Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who is suspected of stabbing another man during an argument at Heritage Ranch.

Authorities were called to a home on Eagle Point Lane around 7:08 p.m. Thursday, said sheriff’s Cmdr. Jayson Nefores. When deputies arrived, they found one man who had been stabbed several times. The attacker had fled.

The victim was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. Detectives have two different descriptions of the vehicle the suspect might have taken, Nefores said, and are looking for both.

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