Violent Crime

*Archie Apostol Stabbed A Man While Walking Near Laguna and Adelaide In Concord While Trying To Break Up A Fight

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A man who tried to intervene in an alleged domestic violence dispute in Concord on Monday was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a man in the neck, Lt. Andrew Gartner said today. Shortly before 7:30 p.m. Archie Apostol, a 36-year-old Concord man, was walking in the area of Laguna and Adelaide streets when he saw an argument between a couple, a 29-year-old Concord man and his 28-year-old common law wife. Apostol told police that he believed he saw the man hit his wife with the back of his hand, Gartner said. Apostol allegedly stepped in to try to stop the dispute and the two men got into a fistfight, Gartner said.During the fight, Apostol allegedly inadvertently stabbed the man in the lower part of his neck with a knife. According to Gartner, Apostol told police he had been holding the knife to intimate the man, but did not mean to stab him.  After the stabbing, Apostol stayed at the scene and rendered aid to the man until police and paramedics arrived. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.   Apostol and the victim have each claimed that the other man threw the first punch, Gartner said. Apostol was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury. He is being held at the Martinez Detention Facility on $30,000 bail, according to a county jail official. Any one that can help identitify the 3rd suspect in the surveillance photos or has any further information can call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999.

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