UPDATE 5:20 p.m. Wednesday: The Arroyo Grande man who was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted murder had reportedly consumed a “dried, leafy” substance before he became delusional and stabbed a 90-year-old man.
Police released new information today on the incident, which happened Monday morning in the 1500 block of Hillcrest Drive.
Thomas Sandercock remained in San Luis Obispo County Jail this afternoon in lieu of $500,000 bail after he allegedly stabbed Edgar Theyerl numerous times in the chest and back about 11:15 a.m.
Theyerl was taken to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and has since been released. Sandercock was also taken to the hospital and later transported to jail.
Arroyo Grande police Cmdr. Beau Pryor said Sandercock consumed a leafy substance but it didn’t appear to be marijuana and would be tested.
The two men are not related, but Theyerl was living with his significant other, who is Sandercock’s grandmother, Pryor said.
Original story: An Arroyo Grande man on drugs stabbed an elderly man several times on Monday morning, according to police.
Thomas Anthony Sandercock Jr., 35, is accused of stabbing the man after smoking what the Arroyo Grande Police Department described in a press release as “an unknown substance.”
San Luis Ambulance medics treated Sandercock and the elderly man after finding the two about 11:15 a.m., according to police.
Police would not disclose any information about the stabbing victim, or where the reported attack took place.
Both men were treated at the emergency room of an undisclosed hospital, police said.
The elderly man is expected to have “a successful recovery from his stab wounds,” according to the police press release.
Sandercock was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail on suspicion of attempted murder as of Monday afternoon.