Man Arraigned For Kidnapping Son, Attempted Murder By Stabbing

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Giovanny Santiago-Enriquez, 37, is also charged with kidnapping, child custody deprivation and first-degree burglary with a person present, and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Prosecutors are expected to ask that his bail be set at $1.3 million.

Santiago-Enriquez was captured about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday when he tried to enter the country through the Otay Mesa border crossing, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He presented a driver's license and Social Security card to immigration authorities, who discovered there was a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of attempted murder, according to CBP.

The year-old boy, Jayden Nathaniel Santiago, was recovered safely last week in Tijuana, the same day he was allegedly taken by his father.

Santiago-Enriquez allegedly entered his former girlfriend's home in the 500 block of West 15th Street through an unlocked front door, went into her bedroom and stabbed her new boyfriend several times around 1:30 a.m. March 9.

The former girlfriend suffered minor injuries trying to prevent Santiago-Enriquez from stabbing her boyfriend, who was seriously wounded, authorities said. He then fled, throwing the knife he had allegedly used on the boyfriend out of his car.

Santiago-Enriquez next went to his home in Long Beach before fleeing with his son, according to police. Santiago-Enriquez had primary custody of the child, police said.

According to CBP, Santiago-Enriquez is a Mexican citizen and lawful permanent resident of the United States.

If convicted, Santiago-Enriquez faces up to life in state prison, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

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