Man wanted for Nipomo stabbing is arrested

A man wanted in connection with a stabbing last week in Nipomo was taken into custody on Monday afternoon after he was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute in Santa Maria.

Victor Murillo Ramirez was being held Monday in San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of posting $25,000 bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Brian Hascall said that Santa Maria police responded to a report of a dispute near a motel on the north end of the city and detained the 46-year-old man after they learned sheriff’s deputies were looking for Ramirez.

The stabbing happened Thursday. A man entered the Carl’s Jr. restaurant on West Tefft Street at 9:06 a.m. and told employees there that he had been stabbed, Hascall said.

The man said that he was in his car in one of the pullouts near the onramp of Highway 101 at Los Berros Road when he became involved in a confrontation with a man on his bicycle, who stabbed him while he was still seated in his car.

Hascall said the two men knew each other, but he did not have additional details about their acquaintance.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken by ambulance to Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, treated and released on Thursday.