Man Pleads Guilty to Knife Attack in Garden Grove

WESTMINSTER (CNS) – An Anaheim man twice convicted of violent attacks pleaded guilty Wednesday to assault with a deadly weapon in Garden Grove and was immediately sentenced to two years in prison.

Reynaldo Napoleon Valencia, 31, also pleaded guilty to felony vandalism in a knife attack April 30 in the 14000 block of Euclid Street.

Police were called at about 4:45 p.m. that day regarding a fight with weapons. Valencia attacked a victim with a knife and barricaded himself in a bathroom of a nearby business, police said.

Police spent hours attempting to negotiate his surrender and when those efforts failed they used chemical agents to get him out, authorities said.

Valencia pleaded guilty in August 2019 to four felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with a sentencing enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury and three counts of misdemeanor vandalism. For that May 26, 2018, attack he was sentenced to four years in prison, according to court records.

He also pleaded guilty in April 2015 to felony assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, according to court records.

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