A 24-year-old Mexican national, illegally in the U.S., was arrested Saturday night after reportedly stabbing his girlfriend several times, according to the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office.
Jose E. Cardenas is charged with felony assault after the stabbing, alleged to have happened Saturday around 2:15 p.m in the area of Tucker and Upper Pleasant Ridge roads, a few miles west of Caldwell. The woman had stab wounds on her upper body and neck, authorities say.
The woman was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds and released by Monday afternoon, according to Canyon County spokesperson Joe Decker.
The woman, an Idaho resident, told officers she and Cardenas had been in an argument when he began stabbing her. When deputies responded to the scene, Cardenas fled, according to the sheriff’s office.
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Deputies searched door-to-door for Cardenas and brought a tracking dog to the scene. At around 10:30 p.m., authorities say, a resident on Ustick Road called Canyon County dispatch and reported that Cardenas had come to their door, said he had been in an altercation and that police were looking for him.
Officers went to the residence and arrested Cardenas. He is expected to be arraigned in Canyon County Court at 1:30 p.m. Monday.