Authorities in Blackhawk arrested a 69-year-old man Wednesday night on suspicion of stabbing a neighbor in the gated community.
James Spence was taken into custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism, according to Jimmy Lee of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office. Spence was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility and later released on $50,000 bail.
The situation unfolded late Wednesday night near the 200 block of Conifer Terrace in Blackhawk when deputies received a call about a reported stabbing in the area, according to Lee.
Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found a 47-year-old Blackhawk man suffering from stab wounds, according to Lee. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Deputies later located Spence and arrested him on suspicion of committing the stabbing as well as an act of vandalism against the victim, according to Lee. It appears the attack was the result of an undisclosed dispute between the two men.
Anyone with information about the case can contact Blackhawk Police Services at 736-1018, or contact the sheriff's office anonymously at 866-846-3592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The story was first reported by Danville San Ramon Updates.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story included several incident details that could not be corroborated by the sheriff's office as of Friday afternoon. DanvilleSanRamon.com regrets the error.