A man accused of slashing another man with a knife after being confronted for peering into vehicles in a Riverside neighborhood remained jailed Saturday in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Joshua Sweeten, 32, was arrested after officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at about 11 a.m. Friday in the 5000 block of Lawndale Avenue, according to the Riverside Police Department.
“When they arrived, officers learned an adult male suspect got into a fight with an adult male victim after the victim noticed the suspect peering into cars within the neighborhood, including his,” said Officer Ryan Railsback, a spokesman for the department.
During the altercation, Sweeten allegedly pulled out a knife and caused a non-life-threatening laceration on the victim’s arm before fleeing, police said.
The victim’s father then came outside to tend to his son’s injury and both men helped police track down the suspect.
Sweeten, a Riverside resident, was arrested shortly afterward and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of various crimes, including assault by means likely to cause great bodily harm.
Railsback said officers recovered the knife that was used in the attack.
Police initially reported that the stabbing had occurred between two family members.