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Police Say This Guy Brought a Knife to the Party

Johnathan Schmidt's booking photo.  Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Johnathan Schmidt's booking photo. Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
A Lake Elsinore man is suspected of attacking someone with a knife when he tried to break up a fight, sheriff's officials reported Tuesday.

Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Linda Maria Hughes says 29-year-old Johnathan Schmidt is suspected of stabbing a man in the 31000 block of Riverside Drive, near Lakeshore Drive, around 11:10 p.m. Sunday.

"The altercation occurred when the victim attempted to stop a fight involving others at the establishment when he was cut with a knife," Hughes said.

Schmidt then apparently took off in a green Ford Explorer SUV, but was spotted a short time later in the area of Grand and Bryant, according to the sergeant. 

"Officers detained suspect Schmidt who was in possession of a knife," Hughes said. "During the course the investigation it was determined that Schmidt had attacked the victim and several others at the establishment."

The man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and was booked into the Murrieta jail.  Jail records indicate he posted $25,000 bail and was released Monday.
Francie April 28, 2014 at 03:25 PM
Prison tattoos!! run as fast as you can. Annie: You are in denial. This guy/thing is a lifer, he gives the impression by those hideous tattoos that he has spent most of his life in prison. Not the Father of the Year award.
Marc C April 28, 2014 at 04:01 PM
"it wasn't me!!! it was someone who just looks like me."
Justice For All May 05, 2014 at 09:53 AM
Guilt is written all over his face.
DB May 05, 2014 at 10:18 AM
Typical Lake Elsinore Resident...........
Hobie June 06, 2014 at 11:30 PM
He'll be going back home... BTW, he's from Wildomar.

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