Cuesta student accused of post-frat party stabbings
September 21, 2015
San Luis Obispo police have identified a Cuesta College student as the man who allegedly stabbed a Cal Poly student and another Cuesta student following a fight at a fraternity party last week.
Jay Hernandez, 19, allegedly attacked the two students early Friday morning near the entrance to Mustang Village on Foothill Boulevard. Both suffered stab wounds to their upper torsos but survived.
Earlier in the night, the victims attended a party hosted by the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. An associate of Hernandez attempt to the enter the event, but was turned away, according to earlier information released by the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
The second suspect started a physical fight with one of the victims at the party. Then, about 30 minutes later, he approached the victims on Foothill Boulevard and started to fight them along with Hernandez.
Police have not identified Hernandez’s alleged accomplice.
Hernandez turned himself in on Saturday after becoming aware of a warrant for his arrest. He surrendered himself to the Tulare County Jail.
Hernandez later posted $25,000 bail and was released.
Police said they believe the suspects are from the Fresno area. Hernandez’s Facebook page states he currently lives in San Luis Obispo and attends Cuesta College.
An investigation into the case is ongoing.
Last week, Cal Poly held its annual Week of Welcome. The stabbing was the second assault that took place near campus during this year’s WOW Week and the third to occur in the span of about a week.
Early Wednesday morning, a man jumped out of bushes and attacked a female Cal Poly student as she was walking home at night.
On the morning of Sept. 11, a man brutally assaulted a 20-year-old woman as she was leaving her apartment. Police found her covered in blood.