Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lawyer arrested in stabbing attempt

The Associated Press - 07/18/2009

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Authorities say an Orange County lawyer has been arrested after he tried to stab a man serving him with civil court papers.

Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says 49-year-old Ralph Gibson Pagter Jr. surrendered peacefully at his home Thursday.

Bertagna says the process server told police Pagter threatened him and then tried to stab him, forcing him to flee.

Pagter was held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. A large hunting knife was recovered at the residence.

Pagter has been an active member of the California Bar Association since 1984, according to the group's web site.

Lawyer arrested in stabbing attempt

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