Man on Probation for Assaulting his Mother is Arrested for Stabbing a Student
Photo: David Meier
BERKELEY— A man on probation for assaulting his mother has been arrested for stabbing a university student. David M. Meier, 29, remains in custody at Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail, pending a hearing on April 8.
Meier was arrested March 6 on suspicion of stabbing a University of California Berkeley student. The stabbing occurred March 1 shortly before 2 a.m. on Hillegass Avenue, near People’s Park.
Three students were involved in an altercation with two or more suspects who attacked them. One of the students, a 21-year-old man was stabbed in his back. A second student was hit on his head with a metal pipe or pole.
First responders found the stabbing victim with a 5-inch knife blade stuck in his back. The victim was transported to a hospital to remove the knife and he is recovering at home. The other victim was medically examined at the scene of the attack.
One hour after the attack, Meier who has no permanent address was detained by Oakland police, near the Berkeley border. Oakland PD contacted Berkeley PD who arrested Meier on the 5900 block of Shattuck Avenue.
On March 9, Meier was charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office. His charges include assault with a deadly weapon, use of a deadly weapon, and causing great bodily injury.
In addition, Meier was arrested on an outstanding warrant for grand theft. He is also charged with committing a crime while out on bail or own recognizance.
In July 2020, he was convicted for assault and battery of his mother. For this, he was sentenced to 18 days in jail and probation for three years.
Meier also has other prior arrests for assault, exhibiting a weapon, manufacturing a controlled substance, among other offenses.