Man Arrested for Stabbing a Customer at Jack in the Box with a Screwdriver

Man Arrested for Stabbing a Customer at Jack in the Box with a Screwdriver

PITTSBURG — A 31-year-old resident has been arrested in connection with a stabbing at a fast food restaurant. The suspect allegedly attacked a customer with a screwdriver outside a Jack in the Box last week.

Richard McDowell faces two charges for this attack on August 13, which was apparently unprovoked. The ensuing commotion erupted shortly before 5 p.m. outside the restaurant located at 2135 Railroad Avenue.

McDowell is said to have approached another man who was sitting on the ground by the windows directly in front of the restaurant. Allegedly, McDowell immediately began stabbing him multiple times in the hand and back. It happened in front of witnesses.

This violent assault resulted in serious injuries, including a collapsed lung. First responders transported the victim to a hospital to receive medical treatment.

McDowell purportedly fled from the scene immediately afterwards, leaving the victim lying beside a puddle of blood on the pavement. He ran a short distance away towards Cardenas Markets, also located on Railroad Avenue.

Responding officers caught up with and arrested McDowell not long afterward.

Witnesses positively identified McDowell as the suspect who committed the stabbing. Officers also located a bloodied screwdriver believed used to attack the victim.

McDowell remains in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility. He is presently
ineligible for release on bond.

His charges are –
 Assault with a deadly weapon/not a firearm
 Battery with serious bodily injury

Man Arrested for Stabbing a Customer at Jack in the Box with a Screwdriver was last modified: August 19th, 2020 by admin
Categories: Contra Costa
Tags: assualt, battery

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