A Goleta woman has been arrested for a domestic violence incident that included a stabbing. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at approximately 1:35 p.m., deputies responded with fire and medics to a residence in the 100-block of Magnolia Avenue for a reported stabbing. When deputies arrived, they found a male victim with a stab wound to the back and the suspect, 36-year-old Shivani Hernandez of Goleta, inside the residence. The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
Deputies learned that the suspect and victim, who are in a dating relationship, were involved in an argument where the suspect stabbed the victim in the back and prevented him from leaving the residence. Deputies arrested Hernandez and booked her at the Main jail for attempted murder (felony), inflicting corporal injury on a cohabitant (felony), and false imprisonment (felony). Hernandez is being held with $1,000,000 bail. The victim is expected to recover from his injuries.