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Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of man in south Sacramento County

A 51-year-old man has been arrested in the stabbing death of an acquaintance at a south Sacramento County home Friday morning.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced that Richard Mondragon, who lived at the residence where the stabbing occurred, was found by deputies and detained about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Deputies called to the home in the 4400 block of 37th Avenue about 5:15 a.m. found the 48-year-old victim on the floor suffering from stab wounds. Lifesaving measures were attempted, but the victim died at the scene.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Homicide detectives searched for the attacker, who left the residence before authorities arrived.

The caller who reported the stabbing said that an argument had occurred inside the home.

“There does not appear to be any kind of break-in or intruder type of situation,” Turnbull said.

Mondragon was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of murder and for violation of his post release community supervision, the news release said. He is currently ineligible for bail.

Mondragon is to be arraigned Tuesday in Sacramento Superior Court.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy The Bee’s Jessica Hice contributed to this report.