Elk Grove police arrested a suspect Tuesday for the attempted murder of a man who was walking his dog. The suspect, identified as Matthew Sagario, attacked the man as he was walking his dog early Tuesday morning in the 9200 block of Malheur Way in Elk Grove.
According to police, Sagario knocked the victim down, then got on top of the victim and pulled out a knife. A passerby in a Sacramento County work vehicle saw the incident and honked their horn scaring the suspect away. The victim was unhurt. Elk Grove detectives arrived and were able to view video footage of the attack and identify a possible suspect.
The Elk Grove Police Department posted the following on its Facebook page:
Based on the familiar suspect description and behavior, officers had believed the suspect to be Nicholas Sagario. Sagario also had an active warrant out for his arrest for battery on a peace officer.
Officers and detectives detained both Nicholas and his brother, Matthew Sagario. Based on the investigation, detectives were able to positively identify the suspect in the attack as Matthew Sagario, and in fact, evidence linking Matthew to the attack was found at the apartment. Nicholas Sagario was found not to be involved in the attack.
Nicholas Sagario was arrested and booked at the Sacramento Main Jail for his outstanding warrant.
Matthew Sagario was arrested and booked on an attempted murder charge, and he is currently in custody at the Sacramento Main Jail.