Man allegedly stabs girlfriend in the face
A Bakersfield man accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the face and breaking the blade in the process is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.
The man, identified by the Porterville Police Department as 22-year-old Juan Trejo, was booked into the Tulare County Jail on an additional charge of domestic violence. The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to Sierra View District Hospital for treatment of stab wounds to her face, along with multiple cuts and contusions.
Police say that just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the 500 block of West Vandalia Avenue to assist paramedics who had been detaining Trejo until police arrived.
The PPD reports that officers found a woman nearby who was suffering from several stab wounds to her face and other injuries. Further investigation revealed that Trejo and the victim were dating and were in town attending a church function.
The couple reportedly pulled into the Lowe’s parking lot to discuss ongoing problems when Trejo suddenly pulled a kitchen knife and began stabbing her in the face, the PPD reports.
The woman, who was driving the car at the time, drove into a flower bed and both got out of the car. Trejo reportedly continued assaulting and choking the victim when the ambulance drove by and saw the assault, the PPD reports.
A paramedic immediately detained Trejo until officers arrived.
The woman’s injuries were not life threatening and she was later released from the hospital, the PPD reports.