A Tanglewood man is being sought after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times more than a week ago and likely fled the area.
Shortly after 3 a.m. on Jan. 27, deputies from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office along with personnel from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and American Medical Response were dispatched to the 2000 block of Sherwood Drive in Tanglewood, west of Santa Maria, for an unknown emergency.
“When they arrived, deputies found an adult female with several stab wounds to her upper torso,” Raquel Zick, sheriff’s public information officer, said Tuesday in response to Noozhawk questions about the incident.
Deputies quickly identified the suspect as the victim’s boyfriend, Jesus David Galvan Cuevas, 23, Zick said.
Cuevas fled prior to deputies’ arrival, and the victim, whose name was not released, was transported to an area hospital.
She was seriously injured but is expected to recover, Zick said.
Detectives believe that Cuevas fled the area in a black 2006 Audi A3 station wagon.
Cuevas was described as 6 feet tall, 260 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a full beard that could have been shaved to alter his appearance.
He should be considered dangerous, and the Sheriff’s Office is encouraging anyone with information about his location to contact detectives at 805.681.4150.
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