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1 stabbed in Ventura fight; suspect arrested

A map shows the 100 block of South Chestnut Street in Ventura where a man was stabbed by another man during a fight on Sunday, April 7, 2013. The suspect, Tyler Stepner, 28, was arrested, and the victim, Jaime Olivares, 26, was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

April 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man was stabbed during a fight with another man in Ventura early Sunday.

Jaime Olivares, 26, and suspect Tyler Stepner, 28, were involved in a fight in the 100 block of South Chestnut Street at 1:30 a.m. Police say Stepner fled on foot but was chased down by a witness to California Street.

Olivares was transported to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment. His injuries were said to be non life-threatening.

Stepner had minor injuries consistent with being involved in a fight, and a knife was found nearby. He was treated for his injuries before he was booked in the Ventura County Main Jail on assault with a deadly weapon charges.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4441.