Two days after a stabbing in a northeast neighborhood, a Santa Maria man has been arrested in connection with the incident, police Sgt. Paul Flores said Thursday.
At 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Santa Maria police and firefighters responded to the 900 block of North Palisade Drive for a report of a stabbing.
Officers located a male with multiple stab wounds, and he was quickly transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
The victim, whose name was not released, was in stable condition, police said Tuesday night.
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On Thursday, detectives served an arrest warrant in the 1200 block of Creston Road in Paso Robles, where they took Randy Esparza-Estrada into custody without incident, Flores said.
Esparza-Estrada, 19, of Santa Maria was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, Flores said.
The stabbing came as police officers also investigated a shooting earlier that day, and two armed robberies that evening.
Two adults and two juveniles were arrested in connection with the robberies.