A Lower Lake man has been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
The Lake County CA Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to a reported stabbing Monday evening in the 700 block of Park Way in Lakeport. 64-year-old Terry Alan Rucks he stabbed a man during a confrontation near the county’s temporary warming shelter for the homeless, the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Rucks told the deputies he stabbed the victim while acting in self-defense, saying the victim kicked the passenger side of his vehicle and was yelling at him. The victim said Rucks was among transients who were on his property waiting for the church to open, and that the confrontation happened after he yelled at them. The stabbing victim was transported to Sutter Lakeside Hospital and then flown to an out-of-county hospital for additional medical attention