Arrest made in Carson park slashing |

Arrest made in Carson park slashing

F.T. Norton

An arrest was made this morning in the March 31 slashing at a Carson City park.

Sheriff’s Detective Bob Motamenpour said John Emmanuel Lara, 24, was arrested at his job in Douglas County about 10:45 a.m. He will be booked into the Carson City Jail on suspicion of felony battery with a deadly weapon. Bail is set at $30,000.

Witnesses idenified Lara as the man who attacked another man with a knife at the John B. Mankins Park in the Silver Oak subdivision on Friday.

The 30-year-old Carson City victim was driving past the park about 5:45 p.m. when he saw three teenagers running from three men in the park, said Motamenpour.

“So he stopped and confronted them, and then there was a physical fight with two of the three suspects. One of them pulled his shirt over his head and John Lara slashed him,” Motamenpour said.

The victim suffered a 6-inch gash on his neck and an 18-inch slash from his shoulder blades to the small of his back.

The victim’s girlfriend drove him across the highway to his mother’s complex, where the man collapsed in the driveway. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he has since been treated and released, said Motamenpour.