WHITTIER — Police arrested two San Bernardino County men Thursday in connection with the stabbing of two men at a party over the weekend, authorities said.
Raymond Martinez, 28, of Rancho Cucamonga and Jonathan Moran, 27, of Highland were booked on suspicion of attempted murder, Whittier police Lt. Steve Dean said.
They were both arrested at their homes in connection with Sunday’s stabbing that left 34-year-old former State Assembly candidate Steve Sanchez of Indio and his friend, 34-year-old Gabriel Davalos of Whittier seriously wounded, police said.
The alleged attack took place about 1:15 a.m. Sunday in the 6200 block of Friends Avenue, Whittier police said in a written statement.
Martinez and Moran arrived to a party drunk and were asked to leave by Davalos, the owner of the home, police said.
An argument erupted during which the suspects are accused of stabbing Sanchez and Davalos.
The wounded men were initially hospitalized in critical condition, but expected to survive, officials said.
Sanchez ran unsuccessfully for the 80th State Assembly District seat last November.
PHOTOS: Above: Raymond Martinez, 29, of Rancho Cucamonga; Below: Jonathan Moran, 27, of Highland (Courtesy of the Whittier Police Department)