Man Arrested in Slashing Case

Written by Neil Farrell

Neil has been a journalist covering the Estero Bay Area for over 27 years. He’s won numerous journalism awards in several different categories over his career.

September 26, 2022

Morro Bay Police have arrested a local man on a slew of felony charges after he allegedly slashed the face of his ex-girlfriend’s new beau.

Morro Bay Police Sgt. Nicole Taylor said in a news release that the incident started about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 with a report of a disturbance at a home in the 1000 block of Quintana Rd.

“It was reported,” Sgt. Taylor said, “that an ex-boyfriend of the victim’s girlfriend had broken into the residence, punched the victim in the face and demanded money.”

That set off an altercation between the victim and the intruder, identified as Jordan Christopher Graham, 41.

“During the altercation Graham grabbed a large kitchen knife and held it to the victim’s throat threatening to kill him. The victim was able to slip out of Graham’s hold, but during his escape, Graham cut him with the knife causing a 9-inch laceration on his face, which required medical attention. Graham then fled the residence leaving in his vehicle.”

MBPD detectives took over the case and put out a bulletin on Graham and his vehicle. A couple of days later the law caught up to him.

“On Thursday Sept. 15,” Sgt. Taylor said, “members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department Gang Task Force assisted Morro Bay Detectives in apprehending Graham. Graham was contacted while driving his vehicle in Templeton.”

Graham was arrested with a fight and booked into County Jail on suspicion of assault causing great bodily injury, criminal threats, robbery and burglary.”

According to the County Jail’s “Who’s in Custody” webpage, Graham was no longer in custody as of 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

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