Man stabbed in Grover Beach Vons parking lot; suspect arrested

Elijah Jeremiah Hill
Elijah Jeremiah Hill

An Arroyo Grande man was arrested Monday morning in connection with a late-night stabbing in a Vons parking lot in Grover Beach.

Grover Beach police say officers and Five Cities Fire were dispatched to a reported stabbing at 11:26 p.m. Sunday. Upon arriving, they found a 21-year-old male victim who had been allegedly slashed across the face by a 19-year-old man police later identified as Elijah Jeremiah Hill.

According to police, Hill fled the scene after stealing the victim’s mountain bike and backpack. Police conducted a search of places Hill was known to frequent, but were unable to immediately locate Hill.

Hill contacted the Police Department at 10 a.m. Monday and agreed to meet with police and turn himself in, according to the news release. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and felony theft.

As of Monday afternoon, Hill was still in custody, with bail set at $25,000.

The injured man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of moderate injuries to his face, according to the news release.