By CBS13 Staff

AUBURN (CBS13) — An interrupted burglary at a residence in Auburn turned into an attempted murder case, authorities say.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, back on the afternoon of Aug. 2, a man had returned to his Timberline Villas home and found the front door was open. His stuff was sprawled about – and a strange car was also parked in the driveway.

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Deputies say the resident went up to confront that person in the driveway, but that’s when the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and tried to stab him.

While the resident was able to dodge the attack, deputies say the suspect then drove at him – running him over.

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The resident suffered significant injuries, deputies say, but he is expected to survive.

A different witness later helped deputies track down the suspect. He was soon pulled over along Bell Road and arrested.

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Deputies say the suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Mount Shasta resident Christopher Blair. He has been booked into jail and is facing charges of attempted murder and burglary.