Suspects in Pizza Port Stabbing Plead Not Guilty

Two suspects in an attack outside of a Pizza Port in Carlsbad last month pleaded not guilty to assault charges on Friday.

Daniel Martinez, 22, and Jose Agundez, 20, both of Escondido, are accused of assaulting a security guard the night of Aug. 24 at the Pizza Port on Carlsbad Village Drive and Roosevelt Street, according to police.

Police said the security guard, a 26-year-old man, asked the two men to leave the restaurant earlier in the evening. The assault happened when the men allegedly created a disturbance with another restaurant patron and the security guard tried to intervene.

The security guard was found in the parking lot after having suffered multiple stab wounds.

Both men were arrested and booked in the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of assault with a weapon and assault with great bodily injury.

They will appear in court next on September 20 for a readiness conference.

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