Man accused of stabbing 2 teens in MaricopaPosted: Updated:
MARICOPA, Ariz. – Pinal County sheriff's deputies arrested a Maricopa man after he allegedly stabbed two teenage boys with a knife.
Jonathan Zavala-Campa, 23, was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center for two counts of aggravated assault involving a dangerous crime against a child.
Deputies responded to a reported stabbing in the 600 block of South Tusa Road in Maricopa at approximately 11:40 p.m. on Sept. 21.
They found a 14-year-old boy lying on the ground with stab wounds to his stomach and a 13-year-old boy leaning on a mailbox post with a stab wound to his arm, according to PCSO spokesman Tim Gaffney.
The victims told deputies that a man they didn't know walked up to them and began stabbing them for no reason.
The older victim was transported to a hospital where he underwent surgery. He is listed in stable condition but will be required to stay in the hospital while he recovers.
The 13-year-old victim was transported to a hospital where he received six stitches to his arm.
Through follow-up interviews, detectives determined that Zavala-Campa was a possible suspect.
"According to witnesses, Jonathan was intoxicated and said he wanted to get into something," Sheriff Paul Babeu said.
Babeu said Zavala-Campa admitted to detectives that he fled the scene and attempted to hide the knife.