Second suspect arrested in connection with Central Park stabbing in Pasadena

PASADENA – Investigators arrested a second suspect in connection with a weekend stabbing at Central Park Tuesday after she showed up in court at the arraignment of the first suspect with an attorney, authorities said.
Charges of attempted murder were filed in Pasadena Superior Court against Ashton Elizabeth Bond, 25, as well as her boyfriend, Anthony Freeman, 30, shortly after Sunday’s alleged attack, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jane Robison said.
Bond’s address was officially listed in Alhambra, though detectives believed she had recently been staying with Freeman at his home in Arcadia, Pasadena police Lt. Tracey Ibarra said.
Bond and Freeman are accused of seeking out the victim, a man in his mid-30s at, Central Park, 275. S. Raymond Ave., and stabbing him several times in the upper torso, Pasadena police officials said.
He was hospitalized in stable condition and expected to recover, Ibarra said.
The stabbing was preceded by some type of dispute between the victim and a friend of the suspects, the lieutenant said.
On the morning of the stabbing, both suspects arrived at the park together, Ibarra said. “The suspects were looking for this victim.”
Further details on the dispute that led to the stabbing were not available Wednesday.
Bond is accused of pointing him out before Freeman stabbed him, she added.
Police arrested Freeman a little more than an hour after the 4:30 a.m. stabbing, Ibarra said. Bond was identified as a suspect in the crime but remained at-large.
Knowing she was wanted in connection with the stabbing, the lieutenant said Bond showed up at Freeman’s Tuesday arraignment with an attorney and turned herself in.
Both Freeman and Bond pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and were ordered back to court for another hearing in their case Oct. 15, Robison said.
According to county booking records, the suspects were being held in lieu of $500,000 each.

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