Lake Elsinore man arrested for assault, battery


Johnathan Schmidt, 29, allegedly attacked several people at about 11:10 p.m. Sunday in the 31000 block of Riverside Drive. A person who attempted to stop a fight between Schmidt and others was cut with a knife, he told Lake Elsinore police officers.

Schmidt fled the scene in a dark green Ford Explorer, but was apprehended during a traffic stop. Officers found Schmidt had a knife with him.

Schmidt was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and battery.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Officer Melendez at the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300, or after hours at (951) 776-1099.

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