Felony charges have been filed against a woman who is accused of stabbing and seriously injuring her boyfriend Wednesday at a seniors community in Goleta, according to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office.
Kabrina Lynn Keck-Alvarez is accused of attacking a 58-year-old man with whom she was in a dating relationship, according to Raquel Zick, public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.
The couple were sharing a residence at the Encina Royale community on the 5900 block of Encina Road, Zick told Noozhawk.
Sheriff’s deputies responded shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday to the condominium complex, where they found the victim who had been stabbed multiple times.
Keck-Alvarez, 31, fled to one of the condo units, and was taken into custody without incident about four hours later, according to Zick.
Keck-Alvarez, who previously was identified by authorities as Kabrina Alvarez, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence, both felonies, according to the criminal complaint filed against her on Friday by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office.
She also faces several special allegations, including causing great bodily injury, causing corporal injury to a cohabitant, use of a deadly weapon, and commission of serious felonies, according to the complaint
The knife believed to have been used in the attack was recovered at the scene, Zick said.
The name of the victim, who suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, has not been released. He was being treated at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, but details on his condition were not available.
Because of the Labor Day holiday, Keck-Alvarez is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Superior Court in Santa Barbara before Judge Raimundo Montes de Oca, according to Assistant District Attorney Kelly A. Duncan.
Keck-Alvarez remained in custody Saturday afternoon at Santa Barbara County Jail, with bail set at $50,000.
In January 2022, Keck-Alvarez was the subject of a missing persons case out of Imperial County in Southern California, according to published reports at the time.
She was located in Santa Barbara by Santa Barbara Police officers, according to a statement at the time from Sgt. Ethan Ragsdale.
Ragsdale was quoted by the Holtville Tribune newspaper as saying, “She was found in good health and not needing any medical assistance. She was not being held against her will, and it appears this is not a disappearance but a personal choice Ms. Alvarez made to visit Santa Barbara.”
Santa Barbara police officials did not respond Friday to a Noozhawk request for more details on that situation.