Suspect arrested in El Cajon stabbing death

Posted at 5:59 AM, Mar 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-07 14:02:25-05

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - A man was arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man to death during an altercation inside an El Cajon home late Tuesday night.

Just after 10:30 p.m., San Diego County sheriff's officials said deputies responded to a 911 call coming from a home in the 13800 block of Pinkard Way.

The caller, who identified herself as the victim's wife, said her husband and another man got into a fight, and she and her spouse were both stabbed.

Paramedics arrived and rushed the injured couple to the hospital. However, the husband died from his injuries, according to sheriff's officials. The woman, who said she was trying to break up the fight, was stabbed in the thigh and underwent surgery.

Deputies detained 26-year-old Dylan Poston for questioning, and after a search warrant was executed at the home, Poston was arrested and booked into San Diego County Jail.

Poston is being held without bail on one count of murder.

Sheriff's officials are asking anyone with information on this case to contact them at 858-974-2321 or 858-565-5200.