A man is under arrest in Madera County on suspicion of attempted murder and assault on a law enforcement officer after a stabbing and a chase Wednesday evening, the Madera County Sheriff's Office said.
The sheriff's office said Leobardo Martinez, 24, stabbed his brother-in-law in the neck in an orchard at Highway 145 near Avenue 9 south of Madera before fleeing in the victim's car.
Deputies who were called to the scene began following the car, but the driver refused to stop, officials said. The California Highway Patrol then took over the pursuit, and the suspect rammed the CHP car before crashing into another car.
Martinez suffered only minor injuries, and no one else in the crash was injured, Madera CHP Sgt. John Johnson said.
The condition of Martinez's brother-in-law was not immediately available.
Authorities said Martinez would be booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections and faces multiple felony charges, including assault on a peace officer, attempted murder and car theft.
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