Man accused of stabbing another in East Village pleads not guilty to assault charges

EAST VILLAGE (KUSI) – 12/30/2015 – A man accused of stabbing another man during an argument near St. Vincent de Paul Village pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Christopher Anderson, 32, was ordered held on $50,000 bail.

The defendant is accused of stabbing 36-year-old Rashad Burns during a three-person scuffle Sunday morning near St. Vincent de Paul Village at 1501 Imperial Ave.

Anderson will be back in court Jan. 11 for a readiness conference. A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 13.

Monday 6:29 a.m. – San Diego police sought Monday a man who stabbed another man during a fight over money in the East Village.

The suspect stabbed the 41-year-old victim under his arm during a dispute that broke out near a homeless encampment on 17th Street near J Street shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.

The assailant fled before officers arrived. Police described the suspect as black, about 6 feet tall and 250 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dirty gray pants and brown boots.

Sunday 3:38 p.m. – In a separate incident Sunday, three men were involved in an argument near St. Vincent de Paul Village which culminated in one man being stabbed and taken to a hospital, and the other two in police custody.

The incident was reported at 9:49 a.m. at the corner of 14th and Imperial avenues near Petco Park, San Diego police Officer Frank Cali said. Cali said Christopher Anderson, 33, had an argument with Rashad Burns, 36, near St. Vincent de Paul Village at 1501 Imperial Ave. Cali said a third man, Marvin Wells, 48, was present during the altercation and got involved in the melee.

"During the argument, Wells punched Burns, then Anderson stabbed Burns twice,” Cali said. "Burns fled the scene and collapsed near 14th and Imperial avenues. Anderson and Wells were both taken into custody by police.” The stabbing victim, Anderson, was taken to a local hospital with non- life-threatening injuries, Cali said. Central Division was investigating.

St. Vincent de Paul Village is a 3.5-block campus in East Village downtown serving families and single women and men including chronically homeless individuals, veterans and people living with addiction or mental illness.

The Village also manages 362 units of Permanent Supportive Housing for the homeless.

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