A Beaumont man was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of attempted murder.
Beaumont police responded to a call at 9:08 p.m. on Thursday of a fight between several people at a residence on Michigan Avenue near Oak Valley Parkway, according to Beaumont Police spokeswoman Darci Mulvihill. The fight was the result of a child custody dispute.
Officers determined that a man had been stabbed, but both the suspect and the stabbing victim fled the scene. The Beaumont Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff's Department then began a sweep of the surrounding area, eventually locating the injured man in Cherry Valley near Brookside Avenue and Noble Street.
The search continued for the suspect, who had been identified as 20-year-old Mario Juarez. At around 10:30 a.m. Friday officers located Juarez while assisting Child Protective Services on a check up of the house on Michigan Avenue, said Mulvihill.
The stabbing victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is being asked to call the Beaumont Police Department at 951-769-8500. Crime tips can be reported anonymously at 800-78-CRIME.