A Grover Beach man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Thursday after allegedly stabbing his neighbor twice in the chest.
At 1 a.m. police called to a home in the 100 block of N. Fourth St. found 30-year-old Catherine R. Ellison with two stab wounds to the left side of her chest.
Scott Leroy Foulk Jr., 58, was seen running from the scene. After a brief foot chase, officers apprehended Foulk in the 200 block of North Fourth Street and arrested him.
Ellison was taken by ambulance to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital where she was treated and released several hours later.
Foulk and Ellison are neighbors in a residential housing complex and had been partying together before the incident, police said. Foulk left Ellison’s home but returned with a shovel he used to bang on Ellison’s door just prior to the alleged stabbing.
Police said they did not know what the motive for the attack was. The knife used in the stabbing was found in a vacant lot next to the homes. During a search of Foulk’s home police reportedly found drug paraphernalia.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact detectives Tim Miller or Juan Leon at 473-4511 or firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, or Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP.
-Larissa Doust and Leslie Parrilla