Jermonta R Cummings
SAN LEANDRO – A man accused of stabbing another man outside a convenience store has been arrested on eight felony charges, following a brutal fight that occurred earlier this month.
Officers responded to a report of two men fist fighting at approximately 10:30 p.m. on October 2. at the Quik Stop store, located at 206 Marina Boulevard.
Investigating officers said the suspect Jermonta R. Cummings, a 34-year-old local resident, produced a knife and began stabbing and slashing the other man multiple times.
Cummings allegedly continued stabbing the victim while he was lying on the ground wounded, and then Cummings fled from the scene before the police arrived.
The victim who sustained serious injuries was taken to a hospital to receive medical treatment, and evidence from the crime scene was located and secured by the investigating officers.
The entire incident was recorded by store surveillance cameras, which enabled police detectives to identify Cummings as the suspect and determine his place of residence.
On October 4, detectives located Cummings at his home and arrested him at 12:30 p.m.. Additional crime-related evidence was gathered from the home.
Cummings is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting great bodily injury, use of a deadly weapon, aggravated mayhem, and additional enhanced felony charges due to his prior criminal record.
Cummings is being held in custody at Santa Rita Jail, and he was denied bail. He’s scheduled to appear at the East Bay Hall of Justice on October 18 for a plea hearing.