Pauma Valley stabbing suspect jailed

PAUMA VALLEY (CNS) – An 18-year-old Lake Elsinore man was jailed on suspicion of attempted murder early Monday after he allegedly stabbed a man multiple times at a campground in Pauma Valley, authorities said.

Frank Luis Valdez, Jr., was booked into the Vista jail shortly after midnight, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

At 7:20 p.m. Sunday, deputies were called to the Rancho Corrido Campground at 14715 State Route 76 to investigate a stabbing, sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Lauhon said in a statement.

Once there, deputies found a man in his 40s with multiple stab wounds, Lauhon said, adding that the man was flown to a hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Detectives later identified Valdez as a suspect and took him into custody. The suspected motive and relationship between Valdez and the victim, if any, were unclear.

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