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Watsonville Man Stabbed After Fight, Suspect Found Hiding in Carport

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A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man after a fight near a Watsonville inn on Monday evening, a police sergeant said. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Wall Street Inn located at 30 W. Beach St. around 5:10 p.m., Sgt. Brian Ridgway said.

Arriving officers found a man on a stairwell with a bleeding stab wound to his arm, Rigdway said. The victim was transported for his injuries and later released, he said. An investigation showed the victim knew the suspect, identified as 49-year-old Terry Lee Spann of Watsonville, Rigdway said. The two had an argument earlier that day that turned into a physical altercation, he said.

Both men walked away and went their separate ways after the fight, Rigdway said. Later around 5 p.m., both men were near Spann’s residence at the inn and another physical altercation ensued, he said. Spann pulled out a knife he had concealed, attacked the victim on the arm, cut himself on the hand and fled the area, Rigdway said.

Shortly after 7 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of someone hiding under a blanket in a carport in the first block of West Fifth Street, he said. Officers found Spann in the carport and arrested him, Ridgway said. Spann was transported for the laceration on his hand and booked into Santa Cruz County jail.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Watsonville police’s tip line at (831) 728-3544 or Investigation Bureau at (831) 768-3352.

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