Man Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Two at Culver City Mall

CULVER CITY (CNS) - A man who allegedly confessed to stabbing two people at the Westfield Culver City mall in separate attacks less than a week apart if facing felony charges, police and prosecutors said today.

Joshua Ebow, 30, of Los Angeles was arrested Jan. 3 in El Segundo and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to a statement released by the Culver City Police Department.

The first crime occurred Dec. 29 at the Five Guys fast-food restaurant in the mall in the 6000 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, in which a man was stabbed in his right hand, according to police.

The second crime occurred on Jan. 2.

``Officers responded to Kaiser Hospital regarding a stabbing which occurred earlier in the day at JCPenney within the Culver City mall,'' police said. ``Officers met with the victim who indicated he was stabbed in the right arm by an unknown male suspect while entering the JCPenney store.''

Detectives reviewed security images and determined that the same suspect was involved in both crimes, and an investigation led to Ebow, who ``provided Culver City police detectives with a full confession to both stabbings,'' according to the department's statement.

Ebow -- who is being held in lieu of $135,000 bail -- pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon -- a knife.

He is due back at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles Jan. 30. A date is scheduled to be set then for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to allow the case against him to proceed.

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