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Roommate Differences Settled with a Machete

Marco Reyes, 44, who was booked on suspicion of attempted murder.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A 49-year-old man was hospitalized today and his roommate was behind bars on suspicion of attacking the victim with a machete in Stanton, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

Marco Reyes, 44, who was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, was being held on $500,000 bail, according to Orange County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock.

Authorities also placed an immigration hold on him, Hallock said.

About 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff's deputies responded to a fight in the 7900 block of Hopi Road, where the two men lived in the same residence, the lieutenant said.

When they arrived they found the victim with lacerations on his head and upper chest area and he was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he is expected to survive his injuries, according to Hallock.

Reyes was hiding in a shed on the property, Hallock said.

Alcohol may have been a factor, but further details about the scuffle remained unanswered until investigators get a chance to speak with the victim, he said.

--City News Service


Joker Joe May 16, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Just release him. The country has gone to pot anyway..... A few weeks ago, I brought to you the fact that the Obama administration had released 36,000 illegal aliens from jail last year alone. All we had then were the total numbers. We have known these numbers for some time, but the details had remained hidden from us. All we knew was that the Obama administration was releasing illegal aliens from prison at an unprecedented pace, approximately 100 released illegals every day! Today we learn that these 36,000 convicted illegal alien criminals (meaning not only did they illegally enter the country, but they also broke laws once here) were released from prison ahead of their scheduled deportations. For some of these criminals, the release came just days before they were scheduled to be deported and kicked out of the country.

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