HESPERIA - A Rancho Cucamonga man is behind bars Friday after he allegedly stabbed a Hesperia man in a High Desert home, sheriff's officials said.

David Richard Porter, 31, who knew the victim, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder this morning after San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia investigators identified him as the person allegedly responsible for stabbing a man multiple times including on the head, face, chest and back.

Porter was visiting someone in the 18000 block of Lindsay Street in Hesperia when around 12:45 a.m., Porter and the homeowner began to argue, officials said.

"According to the deputy, Porter was very intoxicated and became disrespectful to the homeowner," said Sue Rose, spokeswoman for the Hesperia station.

The victim, who was also visiting the Lindsay Street home, and others tried to calm Porter down and get him to leave when Porter became angry, reportedly went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and proceeded to stab the unarmed victim, officials said. Porter then ran from the home.

Deputy Jeremy Vasquez apprehended Porter near the area without incident, Rose said.

The victim was taken Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. His condition was not immediately known.

Porter, who was on probation for a drug offense, was booked into Victor Valley jail for the attempted murder offense as well as violating the terms of his parole.

The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hesperia station at 760-947-1500.


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