Violent Criminal Arrested for Senior Citizen Attack

Violent Criminal Arrested for Senior Citizen Attack

SAN BERNARDINO – San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies tracked down a man that allegedly attacked a senior citizen late Saturday morning.

Antonio Martinez Tellez, 34, of San Bernardino, appeared at the door of a senior citizen man at 11:54 a.m. on the 24600 block of 6th Street. According to reports, Tellez, who was on parole with an extensive violent criminal history, tried to stab him in the face.

Tellez, the victim later told deputies, overpowered him at the front door. Tellez chased the man into his house, continuing to try and stab him in the face. The unidentified victim was able to call 911 for help.

When Central Station deputies arrived at the victim’s residence, he was able to provide enough information to identify Tellez, who had recently been released from prison on parole for assault with a deadly weapon, according to authorities.

Deputies eventually located Tellez about a block from the assault, discovered in the front yard of a resident, located near Fifth St. and Pedley Avenue. Tellez was taken into custody without incident, then taken to jail and booked at Central Detention Center.

Booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, residential burglary, elder abuse and parole violation, Tellez has a scheduled San Bernardino Superior Court date on September 7. He is being held on $125,000 bail for the crimes committed, according to jail records, but the violation of his parole makes it no-bail status.

The condition of the senior citizen remained undisclosed by authorities.

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