Crime

Paso Robles man arrested following knife fight with roommate

Guillermo Lopez Jr., 35, of Paso Robles was arrested Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Original story »
Guillermo Lopez Jr., 35, of Paso Robles was arrested Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Original story »

A violent fight between roommates on Sunday sent one Paso Robles man to the hospital and another to County Jail.

The Paso Robles Police Department arrested Guillermo Lopez Jr., 35, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after receiving a 911 call around 8:24 p.m. Sunday from a woman reporting two roommates fighting, police Sgt. Tod Rehner said in a news release.

Officers arrived at the 1000 block of Pioneer Trail in Paso Robles to discover the residence’s occupants cleaning up a large amount of blood on the floor, Rehner said.

Another roommate took a 21-year-old man to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton before police arrived.

Rehner said the unidentified man suffered several knife wounds to his abdomen and defensive wounds to his hands, including one cut that pierced his stomach, requiring emergency surgery. He was listed Monday in stable but serious condition.

Police located Lopez at a residence in the 300 block of Via Ramona and arrested him without incident, Rehner said. The weapon allegedly used in the assault was recovered from Lopez at that time, police said.

Lopez was being held Monday at County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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