An 18-year-old El Centro man charged with attempted murder in an Aug. 21 stabbing was back in custody this week after the bail he posted was revoked, El Centro police Sgt. Mike Crankshaw reported Thursday.
Andres Ochoa was booked back into the county jail this week and remained in custody this morning in connection with a stabbing of a clerk in front of El Centro Liquor at 401 State St.
Ochoa's bail remained at $100,000 this morning.
Crankshaw said Ochoa posted bail a day after he was booked into the jail last week. However, the bail bondsman — whose name was not available — reportedly got word Ochoa was planning to flee. Crankshaw said based on that information the bondsman revoked the bail and took Ochoa back into custody.
There was no information this morning on the victim of the stabbing, Michael Lee, 30, an employee at the liquor store. He was stabbed in the stomach but the wound was not life-threatening, and a day after the attack he was reported to be recovering.