One man was airlifted after being stabbed in the chest in Winton on Sunday night.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7400 Block of Jones Road in Winton for a report of a son who allegedly stabbed his father in the chest.

The son, identified as Jose Andrade, allegedly stabbed his father after an argument and then fled the scene.

The victim, was airlifted at Winton Park.

On December 8, 2020, Detectives with the Merced County Sheriff’s Office were conducting surveillance and through investigation learned that Andrade was staying at the Applegate Inn in Winton. Detectives watched Andrade walk out of a hotel room and get into a vehicle. A short time later, detectives conducted a vehicle stop and took Andrade into custody.

Andrade had been booked into the Merced County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder.