Over 300 people were in Attendance
ROYAL OAKS—Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 29-year-old Castroville resident Emiliano Martinez at his home after they responded to reports of a stabbing that occurred on Saturday night shortly after midnight at Las Lomas Rancho on Hall Road in Royal Oaks.
Deputies reported that just after midnight they received a call of a stabbing that had just occurred at Las Lomas Rancho. When the deputies arrived on scene they found a large party going on with over 300 people in attendance. Deputies located one victim, Rafael Rodriguez, on Hall Road near Pini Road. He was suffering from several life threatening stab wounds. American Medical Response (AMR) transported Rodriguez to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas.
A second victim, Arturo Rodriguez was located at the scene he was air-lifted to a trauma Center in San Jose with life-threatening stab wounds. Arturo was holding a 2-year-old child when he was attacked. The child did not sustain any injuries.
“Several witnesses at the party identified Martinez as the suspect in this case.” Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputy Baugh wrote in a press release, “Several Deputies contacted Martinez at his home in Castroville.”
Deputies served an arrest warrant along with a search warrant at his residence on Rico Street in Castroville. They recovered several pieces of evidence in this crime. The knife used and bloody clothing was recovered at the residence. Martinez was arrested and book into the Monterey County Jail.
He faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment.