A Laguna Beach man was stabbed in the abdomen Monday when he answered his door in the 100 block of Cozumel Court, Laguna Beach police said Tuesday.
The suspect, Carlos Joaquin Sandoval, 27, of Fullerton, has been charged by the Orange County district attorney's office with attempted murder, making criminal threats, false imprisonment by violence or deceit, and burglary. He faces sentencing enhancements for acting deliberately and with a knife to cause great bodily injury to the victim, according to the complaint filed Wednesday.
Bail was set at $1 million. Sandoval is being held in Orange County Jail, according to jail records.
The victim said someone pounded on his apartment door at 5:45 a.m. Monday. When he opened the door he was immediately stabbed by Sandoval, Kravetz said.
The victim grabbed a baseball bat, but could not overpower the suspect, Kravetz said.
According to police, an 18-year-old female guest in the home heard the fight and hid in the bathroom. At some point Sandoval entered the bathroom and threatened to harm her unless she complied with his demands, police said. He then took both victims into the living room, sat them on the couch and allegedly began to threaten their lives, they said.