A Fresno County man was accused of attempted murder after he stabbed his girlfriend’s brother, who was checking in after the couple got into a fight.
Jose Aguilar, 25, and his girlfriend got into a “domestic disturbance” one night at their Biola Village apartment west of Highway 99. The couple has a past history of arguments, said Tony Botti, a spokesman for the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday, the girlfriend’s brother visited the apartment to check on the woman. While there, he got into a heated argument that turned into a physical fight with Aguilar, Botti said.
Aguilar grabbed a steak knife from the kitchen and stabbed the brother. The wound was not very deep, and the victim left the apartment without seeking medical treatment.
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The victim notified deputies about the fight on Sunday. When deputies showed up to Aguilar’s home near Shaw and Third avenues, he ran out the back door.
A short time later, deputies saw Aguilar and a woman pass by in a car. Deputies were able to stop the car and arrest Aguilar. They learned his girlfriend picked him up and planned to help him escape. She was issued a citation for being an accessory.
Aguilar was booked into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder in the first and second degree. He remained in jail Monday on $500,000 bail.