Santa Barbara –
On June 14th, Daniel Jack Andrick, 43, moved into Santa Barbara’s Stalwart House, a downtown Santa Barbara sober living home for men, where accommodations at the facility call for multiple men to share a dormitory-style bedroom.
But after bedding down in his new digs, Andrick awakened early that first morning and–apparently inexplicably unhappy with his new roommate–approached the sleeping 53-year old man with a knife in his hand and without provocation stabbed him in the neck. According to Santa Barbara Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Riley Harwood’s report to the media, “the victim was asleep in his bed when he awoke to the sensation of being struck on the neck and found Andrick standing over him.” He was immediately transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hosital for emergency medical attention.
Rather than simply lie there and wait for further attack, the victim began screaming for help which arrived in the form of another Stalwart residence; Andrick summarily fled the scene.
Responding to a 911 Emergency call reporting the incident, SBPD Officer Kody Cardana and Sgt. Dan McGrew arrived at Stalwart House to find the victim seated on the front steps of Stalwart House “bleeding profusely from a stab wound to the right side of hs neck,” as Harwood reported.
Three hours later Andrick was located on a bench in front of a local Boys and Girls Club. Pursuant to a field interview, Andrick admitted stabbing the victim, was arrested on charges of attempted murder, and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $1,000,000. According to Harwood, “mental illness may be a factor” in the case.
Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking.
EdHat: Attempted Murder Arrest