A Perris man was behind bars Tuesday for allegedly attacking someone with a machete.

Loren Montoya, 40, was arrested Monday after deputies received a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at 12:40 p.m. in the 17100 block of Hidalgo Drive, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Jeremy Bracey.

Deputies responded and found an unidentified victim with a moderate arm injury inflicted by a machete. Deputies were able to control the victim’s bleeding by providing first aid until an ambulance arrived to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening injury, according to Bracey.

Investigating authorities identified Montoya as a potential suspect, but he allegedly fled the scene prior to the arrival of deputies. Montoya was eventually located in the 22000 block of Gavilan Road, where he was arrested without incident.

Montoya was booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was being held on $25,000 bail.

Court records indicate he will make his initial court appearance at the Riverside Hall of Justice on Wednesday.

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