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Man arrested in connection with stabbing at Paso Robles apartment courtyard

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A man suspected of stabbing another man in the back Saturday night has been arrested, according to a news release from the Paso Robles Police Department.

Just before 9 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to reports of a stabbing in the courtyard area of the Presidio Garden Apartments in the 3200 block of Spring Street, according to the news release.

When police arrived, they found a man with a small stab wound in his back. The injury was non life-threatening, and the man was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, police said.

Police said the stabbing victim was drinking with friends in the courtyard when 29-year-old Asiv Mellin of Paso Robles approached the group.

Mellin allegedly stabbed the man once in the back during an altercation and then fled in a light-colored Chevrolet Silverado with matching tonneau cover, police said.

By Monday evening, Mellin had turned himself in and been taken into custody, according to police. He was taken to the San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, according to jail records. Mellin is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, police said.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Paso Robles Police Department at 805-237-6464.

Editor’s note: This story was updated on April 16, 2019, to reflect that Mellin had been arrested.

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