The suspect in a stabbing incident near a Sonoma County school Wednesday afternoon was arrested in Petaluma this afternoon, a Sonoma County sheriff's sergeant said.
Adam Jordan Faustino, 32, was arrested around 1 p.m. in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center at 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Sgt. Carlos Basurto said.
Faustino is suspected of stabbing 35-year-old Adam Evans with a machete in Evans' home in the 5000 block of Hall Road in unincorporated Sonoma County west of Santa Rosa, sheriff's Lt. Dennis O'Leary said.
The sheriff's office received calls around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday from residents and the Willowside Middle School about a man covered in blood who was walking around the area.
Deputies found Evans, who had been in a fight with Faustino, across the street from the school that was briefly locked down after the incident.
Evans said he was slashed with a machete during an argument, sheriff's Lt. Dennis O'Leary said.
"Faustino was asked to leave and an argument ensued," O'Leary said. Evans' girlfriend went to the Willowside School to report the disturbance, O'Leary said.
Evans suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital. The sheriff's office said he is expected to survive.
Faustino was last seen driving a blue 1996 Ford Ranger pickup with a homemade lumber rack and license plate number 5L63448.
It's believed Faustino, a Petaluma area transient, was living in his truck, O'Leary said.
He will booked into the Sonoma County jail for attempted murder, Basurto said.