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Lake Elsinore man arrested for assault, battery

Johnathan Schmidt, 29, is shown in this mugshot. He was arrested Sunday, April 13, 2014 for assault with a deadly weapon and battery. (Lake Elsinore Police)

April 16, 2014 8:37:34 AM PDT
A Lake Elsinore man was arrested for attacking several people and injuring at least one person with a knife, Riverside County sheriff's officials said.

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.