FONTANA ( — A parolee was arrested after breaking into a house and stabbing a man in Fontana early Monday morning, police said.

It happened at about 1:30 a.m. on Montgomery Avenue.

The victim was asleep in his bedroom when he was awaken by his dogs barking.

When he went to check out the commotion, a man stabbed him multiple times with a large kitchen knife. The two also got into a struggle. The intruder later took off running, according to a police press release.

A trail of blood led officers to a house on Baseline Avenue, where they arrested Lonnie Shrum without incident.

That location turned out to be a halfway house, where parolees lived. Police said Shrum was on active parole for assault with a deadly weapon.

He later admitted to crawling through a window at the victim’s house before stabbing him, detectives said.

The victim was listed in critical but stable condition.


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