CARLSBAD — On June 14 at 10:22 p.m., Carlsbad police responded to 2777 Roosevelt St. to investigate a possible stabbing. Officers located the victim, Michael Osgood, in the 2700 block of Roosevelt Street. Osgood had a stab wound in his left leg.
Osgood told officers that he and the suspect, James Russell, are acquaintances. They had an argument over who owned a bottle of tequila. The argument took place in the 2500 block of Roosevelt Street. Osgood said Russell chased him to the 2700 block of Roosevelt Street, stabbed him and then fled the scene.
Investigating officers were able to make phone contact with Russell and identify his location. Osgood was transported to Tri City Hospital with nonlifethreatening injuries. Russell was booked at Vista Detention Facility for assault with a deadly weapon.