A 43-year-old El Centro man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly knifed another man in the abdomen during a dispute Monday.
Robert Romero was being held in the Imperial County jail this morning with his bail set at $100,000.
The victim, Alex Ortiz, also an El Centro resident, was in stable condition in El Centro Regional Medical Center this morning.
According to El Centro police Sgt. Mike Crankshaw, the stabbing occurred during a dispute that broke out while the two were in a trailer in the back of a residence at 458 Hamilton Ave. around noon.
At one point during the dispute, police allege, Romero stabbed Ortiz in the lower abdomen.
Crankshaw said there was a witness at the scene.
After the stabbing, Ortiz left the trailer, wandered into the alley and into the 400 block of Heil Avenue. A neighbor spotted him and called police to report there was an injured man in the area.