A man has been arrested in connection with a domestic violence stabbing last month in Berkeley, according to booking records online.
Police arrested 50-year-old Manuel Sanchez in San Francisco early Saturday morning, booking records show. He was arrested at 2:45 a.m.
Berkeley police had been looking for Sanchez since he reportedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the stomach outside the Quality Inn in Berkeley on. Jan. 11, according to court papers and police.
The stabbing happened in the 1700 block of University Avenue just before 8:15 a.m., police said.
According to court records, the woman spotted Sanchez when she left a meeting that morning. She lost sight of him, then realized he was following her when she crossed the street, police wrote.
"Sanchez then ran up to her and stabbed her in the stomach with a knife," according to court records.
He "did not make any threats prior to the stabbing," BPD wrote, "but blamed her for his life misfortunes."
The woman sustained serious injuries and was taken to Highland Hospital that morning.
Sanchez was no longer in the area when police arrived. Berkeley police immediately sought a warrant for his arrest.
Manuel Sanchez. BPD
On Saturday, Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injuries and domestic violence, which are all listed as felonies.
As of publication time, Sanchez remained in custody at Berkeley Jail with a bail of $130,000.
He is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday at Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland.
Feb. 16: The Alameda County DA's office charged Sanchez with domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon, which are both listed as felonies.
He remains in custody with a bail of $75,000 and is scheduled for a pretrial hearing March 5 at Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland.
A booking photograph has now been added to this story.