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Hesperia man arrested for slashing another man with a machete during argument

HESPERIA, Calif. ( –A 57-year-old man is behind bars after he allegedly used a machete to slash another man during an argument, officials said.

It happened on March 31, 2019, at about 7:20 pm, in the 18000 block of Sequoia Street in Hesperia.

Deputies responded to the location after receiving reports that a male was just stabbed with a machete.

Through investigation, officers determined the suspect, Joaquin Munoz Olmos, a resident of Hesperia, was still at the scene of the crime. He was detained without incident.

Sheriff’s spokesman Edgar Moran said the victim informed deputies that he and Olmos has gotten into an argument outside of the residence.

During the argument, Olmos grabbed a machete and metal pipe out of the trunk of his vehicle.

“The victim then entered his vehicle to attempt to leave when Olmos smashed victim’s passenger side window with the metal pipe. The victim then exited the vehicle and grabbed another metal pipe out of a trash can to defend himself. Olmos then swung the machete and cut the victim’s right forearm,” stated Moran.

The victim received two deep lacerations to his right forearm and was checked out by San Bernardino County Fire.

Olmos was arrested and booked into High Desert Detention Center for PC245(a)(1) Assault With a Deadly Weapon, PC273A(B) Willful Cruelty to a Child, VC23103(A) Reckless Driving, and HS11350 Possession of a Controlled Substance. His combined bail is set at $100,000 and he is scheduled for a court arraignment on April 8, 2019.

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