Roundup: Home stabbing incident leads to assault charge 

assault charges

On March 16, a man allegedly chased and “stabbed” a family member with a knife. 

At 7:53 p.m., police responded to an incident involving a knife at a home on West Yucca Lane. 

When officers arrived at the scene, they contacted the male victim, who had a small laceration on his right leg and other small cuts on his right wrist, police say. 

According to police documents, the victim told officers the suspect, Eric W. Farris, told him he would stab him. 

The victim told officers that the incident started when he and Farris were arguing in the kitchen. When Farris grabbed a knife, the victim said he stepped away from Farris when Farris allegedly tried to stab him. “[The victim] said he was trying to block Eric [Farris] when he tried to stab him and was stabbed on his right knee and right inner wrist,” police reported. 

The victim told officers Farris chased him around with the knife in his right hand at some point during the incident. 

Another witness saw Farris and the victim fighting, police say. 

Officers were informed Farris suffers from mental-health issues, has a traumatic brain injury and is currently under care of a psychiatrist. 

Due to the circumstances of the incident, officers believe Farris is a danger to others. 

At 8:11 p.m., Farris was charged with aggravated assault [domestic violence] and transported to an undetermined destination. 

Woman, child victims in alleged domestic violence incident 

On March 14,a Maricopa man was arrested and charged after being accused of harming a woman and a child. 

At 4:36 p.m., police responded to a home on West Olivo Street where a woman, claimed Armando Moreno, 22, dragged by her feet out of her bedroom in the house while she was holding a child, police say. 

The child’s head reportedly hit the doorframe as the female victim was pulled from the room. Police saw a fresh scratch on the child’s forehead. 

According to police, Moreno admitted to dragging the female victim out of the bedroom while she was holding the child.  

Moreno was arrested and transported to Pinal County Jail charges of assault, disorderly conduct, and endangerment.