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Suspect sought in stabbing of El Centro man

June 02, 2001

El Centro police are looking for a man suspected of stabbing another man in the chest and arm Friday night at the Mayan Hotel.

According to police logs, Anthony Benito, 64, was reportedly approached by Ruben Martinez, 37. Benito was stabbed once in the chest and once in the left arm.

Martinez is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds and has a husky build. He has a mustache and goatee.

Images of two girls are tattooed on his left arm and the word "sur" is tattooed on the back of that arm. "Elizabeth" is tattooed on his chest.

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Martinez was last seen wearing a gray, short-sleeved button-down shirt and blue jean shorts.

Information on Benito's condition was unavailable from El Centro Regional Medical Center by presstime Saturday night.

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