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19-year-old accused of stabbing woman multiple times in Lancaster

April 11, 2013|By Marisa Gerber

A 19-year-old Lancaster man was in jail Thursday after allegedly stabbing a woman multiple times and later leading deputies on a short foot chase.

When deputies responded to a “family disturbance” call Saturday, suspect Jaquain Smith had already fled the scene, Sgt. Ronald DiGiovanni of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster station said in a statement.

Wednesday afternoon, while the 20-year-old stabbing victim was at the sheriff’s station telling deputies she had received threats from the suspect, she spotted Smith standing at a bus stop nearby.

Deputies approached him and he ran away, DiGiovanni said. 

They caught him, arrested him and booked him at the Lancaster Station jail, where he was being held in lieu of $1-million bail.

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marisa.gerber@latimes.com

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