When deputies arrived they discovered 43-year-old Donald Ralph Juarez in the driveway of the house with a hunting knife stuck in the right side of his body. Juarez had been released from County Jail the day before for probation violations.
When Juarez went to visit his girlfriend at the home in Oceano, he discovered another man, 20-year-old Cody Alexander Jackson of Grover Beach inside the house. The two got into a confrontation. Juarez eventually left the house, but returned. It's believed he forced his way into the house and began assaulting the woman. Her cries for help alerted Jackson who proceeded to stab Juarez in the back with a knife.
Juarez was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for his wounds which are not thought to be life threatening. Once released from the hospital, he will be booked into SLO County Jail on charges of residential burglary to commit a felony, domestic violence and stalking.