Los Osos Man Arrested for Stabbing Neighbor

Matthew Robert Hathaway

Written by Estero Bay News

April 23, 2020

Matthew Robert Hathaway

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Los Osos man after he allegedly vandalized his neighbor’s home, and then stabbed him repeatedly.

According to sheriff’s spokesman, Tony Cipolla, at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16, deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call in the 1800 block of 10th St., in Los Osos.

“When Deputies arrived,” Cipolla said in a news release, “they discovered the victim, a 34-year-old man, with multiple stab wounds to the shoulder and back. He was immediately transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening wounds. The victim was treated at the hospital and released.”

The suspected assailant was easily identified, as he was a neighbor. According to witnesses, Cipolla said, the suspect walked up to the house and broke a window, which brought a man and a woman out of the house.

The suspect allegedly assaulted the woman and got into a fight with the man. The suspect allegedly stabbed the man several times before running home, just 2 blocks away on the same street.

Cipolla said deputies and detectives tracked down the suspect, identified as Matthew Robert Hathaway, 28, at his home where he was arrested without incident. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries and then booked into County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

The extent of Hathaway’s injuries was not disclosed, nor how he was injured. However, in a jail mugshot he sports a stitched-up cut above and through his left eyebrow.

Cipolla said the investigation continues and there are no other suspects in the case.

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