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Vista Stabbing Suspect Arrested, Children Safe

Vista CA– This morning, August 19, 2014, at about 0700 hours, detectives from the Vista Sheriff’s Station and the Sheriff’s Fugitive Task Force arrested suspect Juan Gonzalez. Gonzalez was the suspect in a domestic violence case on Sunday, August 17, 2014, where he allegedly stabbed his wife and left the scene with his two children, ages one and three.

Gonzalez was located at an address in Menifee, California. Detectives also located Juan’s two children at the same location. Both children were in good health, taken into protective custody and transported to the Polinsky Center in San Diego. Preliminary investigation at the Menifee location revealed evidence related to the crime that occurred on Sunday.

Gonzalez was booked at the Vista Detention Faclity for assault with a deadly weapon, felony spousal abuse and felony criminal threats.