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Fight outside liquor store ends in stabbing
• Suspect accuses victim of looking at his girlfriend
Oscar Madrigales stabber
Oscar Madrigales

A Liquor King customer was cut after another man confronted him with accusations that he had looked at his girlfriend Sunday evening and a fight ensued.

Arrested for the assault was Oscar Madrigales, 32, of Modesto. He was booked for assault with a deadly weapon.

Ceres Police Department spokesman Sgt. Greg Yotsuya said officers were dispatched to the area of Mitchell and Roeding roads at 7:30 p.m. regarding a stabbing. Officers found a 34-year-old man bleeding from lacerations to his left hand. Officer Eric Souza learned that the victim was leaving the Liquor King when he was confronted by Madrigales who had exited the passenger side of a vehicle parked next to the victim’s car. The victim stopped and exited his car. An argument ensured over accusations that the victim was looking at Madrigales’s girlfriend. The argument escalated into a physical fight when Madrigales produced a knife. During the fight, the victim’s left hand was cut. 

The cut man was able to escape when the girlfriend came out of the store and intervened in the fight. The victim was able to get into his vehicle and leave the scene. 

Officer Souza reviewed video footage from the store’s surveillance video system and was able to develop suspect information. At approximately 9:30 p.m., the suspect was arrested at an apartment complex in the 2700 block of Roeding Road. The knife used in the assault was located in his pants pocket.