The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday identified the stabbing suspect who was arrested Friday afternoon after leading authorities on a pursuit that led to an Arden Arcade residence, where an hour-plus standoff took place.
Royer Delgado, 25, of south Sacramento was arrested after deputies entered a house in the 2000 block of Ernest Way and found Delgado inside a bedroom, according to a Sheriff’s Department department news release. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery and evading law enforcement in a vehicle. He is being held in Sacramento County Main Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
Here is how the events unfolded, according to the release:
At 10:35 a.m., a man called 911 from the 7300 block of Gardner Avenue in south Sacramento saying he was stabbed. Deputies arrived and found a man in his 20s who suffered stab wounds that were not life threatening. Deputies identified the suspect as Delgado, who fled from the area in a vehicle.
About 11:15 a.m., North Patrol Division deputies tried to execute a traffic stop on a white Subaru four-door for vehicle code violations near Arden Way and Watt Avenue. The driver didn’t stop and led authorities on a pursuit, which was called off for safety reasons.
Twelve minutes later, an attempted carjacking was reported in the 2000 block of Howe Avenue. A short time later, an attempted bicycle theft was reported in the same area. Deputies began investigating and determined Delgado was also the suspect in those crimes.
Information from witnesses and observations from deputies led authorities to the Ernest Way home, where Delgado was inside. As deputies surrounded the home, they helped three young children escape through a window.
After a standoff that lasted more than hour, deputies entered the home and arrested Delgado.