Suspect sought in violent assault in Center

Jonethan Lopez

CENTER — The Center Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted for assault with a knife.

On Jan. 8, in the evening hours, CPD officers were dispatched to a report of an assault with a knife. The victim was stabbed in the face area and received a severe injury.

CPD stated that the suspect is Jonethan Lopez. According to CPD Chief Dale Meek, “Saturday night, Jonethan Lopez was involved in a violent assault with a knife. There is a current arrest warrant for that assault. He will frequent the areas of Sylvester and Garcia Streets and often travels through the alleyways. Jonethan travels in a white Nissan Murano with front-end damage. If you see Jonethan, please contact the Center Police Department immediately.”

CPD also stated that the suspect was recently arrested on suspicion of harassment-domestic violence, trafficking narcotics and resisting arrest.

The suspect was described by CPD as 31 years of age, 5-foot-8-inches tall, 150 pounds, shaved head or short hair, brown eyes and has multiple tattoos.

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