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Fight with teen gets man arrested
Alejandro Romo Moralez
Alejandro Romo Morales

A 44-year-old Turlock man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly put a knife to the throat of a teenager.

The suspect was identified by the Turlock Police Department as Alejandro Romo Morales.

Around 6:44 p.m. Thursday police officers were dispatched to a home in the 1200 block of Lambert Way for a report of a physical fight between a man and a 16-year-old.

According to the police report, Morales was upset the 16-year-old was smoking marijuana. A verbal dispute turned into a physical altercation and at some point Morales picked up a knife and held it to the throat of the teenager, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

The teenager did sustain non-life threatening injuries from the altercation, Lewis said.

Morales was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, brandishing a weapon, and felony inflicting corporal injury on a minor.