Police arrested a man who allegedly injured another man with a knife on a road behind the DPA Car Mart in San Antonio last Wednesday morning.
Police served an arrest warrant last Friday on the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Zheng Qi Li, in Garapan
The victim sustained a red scratch on the left arm, two red marks on the forearm, and a red mark on the left leg. He also complained of neck pain.
Li was brought before Superior Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio yesterday for his initial appearance.
A $10,000 cash bail was imposed on Li. Preliminary hearing will be on Dec. 10 at 1:30pm.
Chief public defender Douglas Hartig was appointed as counsel for Li.
According to police detective Shannon Dela Cruz, police officers responded to a reported disturbance regarding two men fighting behind the DPA Car Mart last Wednesday morning. A responding officer observed that Li was seated on the driver side of a white Toyota Yaris and had a bloody nose. The officer secured Li for safety purposes.
A witness, however, flagged down the police officer as he was securing Li and pointed in the direction of the victim.
The witness told the officer that the white Toyota Yaris had pulled up in front of a red Toyota Corolla, that Li, who was holding a kitchen knife, got out of the white Toyota Yaris, approached and repeatedly tried to stab the victim, who was in the red Toyota Corolla. The witness said he ran toward them and grabbed Li and pulled him away from the victim. The officer later found the kitchen knife from the bushes.
During their interview last Thursday, Dela Cruz said the victim stated that he was in San Antonio to pick up a customer when Li pulled up in front of his vehicle.
The victim said Li started cussing and punching him.
The victim said he tried to kick Li. Li, however, attacked him with the knife, causing him injuries.
Li allegedly refused to give a statement and was released that same day while police conducted follow up investigation.
Li was then served with the arrest warrant last Friday morning.