A man suspected of stabbing a woman during an argument was arrested two days later when officers found him driving a stolen vehicle near the scene of the crime, Long Beach police said.
Police said the woman went to the hospital after she was stabbed in a home near Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Seventh Street on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 25.
Her attacker was free for two days until officers pulled over the stolen car about a block away from the home around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the LBPD.
The vehicle had been reported stolen some time after the stabbing, although police said they couldn’t provide details on where it was taken or who it was stolen from.
Police identified the suspected attacker as 22-year-old Ricardo Cervantesacevedo.
He was booked into Long Beach Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, domestic violence, false imprisonment, grand theft auto, vehicle theft and possession of a controlled substance.
He was being held on $2 million bail, police said.
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