Summerland, Calif. – On Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at around 12:41 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stabbing victim at a local hospital. When they arrived at the hospital, deputies were directed to a victim who had a significant stab wound to the upper body. Deputies later determined that the stabbing had occurred at a hotel in the 2100-block of Ortega Hill Road in Summerland. Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) detectives and Forensics responded to the scene of the stabbing for further investigation.
CIB detectives conducted extensive follow-up on the case and quickly identified two suspects. Yesterday, detectives located the two suspects, 55-year-old Jose Hernandez and 24-year-old Adrian Xavier Hernandez, in the City of Santa Barbara and took them into custody. Jose was booked at the Main Jail for assault with a deadly weapon (felony), assault with great bodily injury (felony), and attempted murder (felony) with a bail of $1,000,000. Adrian was booked at the Main Jail for assault with a deadly weapon (felony) and accessory (felony) with a bail of $30,000.
The victim was briefly hospitalized and is expected to recover. Detectives are not searching for any additional suspects.