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.READ MORE: Blind Youth Football Player In Modesto Scores Touchdown In Team's Win
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.READ MORE: Pedestrian Suffers Serious Injuries After Being Hit By Car In Sacramento
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.MORE NEWS: Wildfire Smoke Returns To Region As Folsom Renaissance Faire Returns
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.