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Man accused of attempted double murder

LUCERNE VALLEY • A Lucerne Valley man was arraigned Tuesday on attempted murder charges after he allegedly stabbed two acquaintances during a night of partying, authorities said.

Arys Quesada Vidal, 53, is being held on $2 million bail at the Adelanto Detention Center as he awaits a pre-preliminary hearing.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Staci Johnson said Vidal was hanging out with the two victims Saturday at a home in the 31800 area of Sunrise Road. Johnson said Vidal became “enraged” for unknown reasons and grabbed a kitchen knife. He stabbed a female victim once and stabbed a male victim at least three times, Johnson said.

Neither victim suffered life-threatening injuries, and both were treated and released at the scene, Johnson said.

Deputy Justin McLean responded to a 911 call and arrested Vidal at the location. Vidal appeared to be intoxicated, Johnson said. While inside McLean’s patrol car, Vidal allegedly kicked out the rear window, resulting in a felony vandalism charge.

Johnson said the suspect’s relationship to the victims was unknown.

Vidal pleaded not guilty at Tuesday’s arraignment. He was also booked on a $25,000 misdemeanor warrant related to a charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.

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