Man in custody in Carson park slashing |

Man in custody in Carson park slashing

John Emmanuel Lara

Staff reports

An arrest was made Monday 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 identified 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 has since recovered.