A 38-year-old man, who allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend multiple times in Hemet and then eluded police for several weeks, was due in court Monday afternoon.
Abel Mondragon, who is charged with attempted murder, domestic violence, robbery, assault resulting in great bodily injury and violating a restraining order, was arrested in Perris on Aug. 1 for the alleged attack on the victim, identified in court documents only as Jane Doe.
He’s being held without bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta and is slated to make his initial court appearance at the Banning Justice Center.
According to Hemet police Lt. Eddie Pust, the alleged attack happened about 7:40 a.m. on July 21 in the 200 block of North San Jacinto Street, near Florida Avenue.
Pust said the defendant and victim were involved in a dispute, and Mondragon allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed the woman repeatedly, inflicting non-life-threatening wounds.
Mondragon fled immediately after the attack, and patrol officers were unable to locate him, according to Pust.
He said the woman was taken to a hospital and received treatment for her stab wounds.
An arrest warrant was issued for Mondragon and felony charges were filed against him five days later. Detectives eventually tracked him to a Perris residence, where he was taken into custody without a struggle.
The defendant has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.
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