Deputies: Man stabbed after breaking into house

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

A 25-year-old Pelham man is facing multiple felony charges after Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies said he was stabbed after allegedly breaking into a residence in Alabaster.

Aquino-Cruz

Aquino-Cruz

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested Deyvi Aquino-Cruz, whose address is listed in Pelham’s Green Park South mobile home park, on Jan. 25 and charged him with felony counts of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and second-degree domestic violence.

Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Clay Hammac said deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a person with a weapon at a residence in the 400 block of Ozley Road in Alabaster. Hammac said deputies found Aquino-Cruz outside the residence. After investigating the incident, deputies determined the suspect allegedly forced entry into the residence armed with a knife before he was stabbed with the weapon by one of the home’s occupants.

“This was not a random act,” Hammac said, noting the suspect had a relationship with the individuals in the residence.

According to Aquino-Cruz’ arrest warrants, at least one other person was treated for a physical injury in the incident. Aquino-Cruz’ burglary charge came because he was in possession of a knife when he allegedly forced entry into the residence.

If convicted of the crimes, Aquino-Cruz could face between 10 and 99 years in prison for the burglary charge, up to 20 years in prison for the domestic violence charge and up to 10 years in prison for the assault charge.