A second person has been arrested in connection with a knife attack outside a Perris home last month that left a 55-year-old man’s face mutilated, authorities said.
Enrique Ramirez, 19, of Richmond, was arrested last week in San Francisco on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy, assault, stalking, witness intimidation and making criminal threats, jail records show. He was booked into Riverside County jail on Friday, Oct. 5, and was being held at Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning with bail set at $1 million, jail records showed.
Marvin Moises Reynoso Nolasco, 19, of San Francisco, was arrested immediately after the Sept. 25 stabbing in the 1200 block of A Street in Perris, sheriffs officials said. He is charged with two counts each of attempted murder and assault and one count of mayhem, Riverside County court records showed. He is being held with bail set at $1 million and is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Sheriff’s officials said the two men conspired to kill the 55-year-old man. The victim survived but he suffered horrible injuries, including a gouged out eye, court records stated. He underwent hours of emergency surgery, sheriff’s officials said.
After Reynoso Nolasco was arrested, Ramirez made death threats against the victim’s family, Investigator Thomas Salisbury wrote in arrest warrant documents.
A few days after the stabbing, Ramirez sent a text message to the victim’s family demanding that the charges against Reynoso Nolasco be dropped, court records stated. If they weren’t, Ramirez wrote, he wouldn’t miss, like Reynoso Nolasco had, and he wouldn’t quit until all the victim’s family members were gone, court documents reported. Ramirez also identified the first person he would kill, the records stated.
The victim’s family had been in hiding, Salisbury wrote.
Sheriff’s officials have said Reynoso Nolasco attacked the 55-year-old victim as he left his home early Sept. 25, stabbing him repeatedly in the face. Family members came rushing out of the house, chasing down and subduing Reynoso Nolasco, sheriff’s officials said. The victim’s son suffered superficial cuts in the process.
The motive for the attack hasn’t been confirmed.
Ramirez was charged last week with making criminal threats and intimidating a witness, court records showed.
BY Sarah Burge
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