On April 16 at approximately 9:34 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call regarding an assault with a deadly weapon and arson in the 2300 block of 14th Street.

The suspect, later identified as Jeremy Giovani Hansbrough, 23, of Santa Monica, placed a small rug on a stove top and lit it on fire. The suspect then locked himself in the apartment while the rug was fully engulfed in flames.

The victim forced his way into the apartment to extinguish the fire, at which point the suspect armed himself with a kitchen knife and attempted to stab the victim.

The suspect fled the location before being taken into custody in the area of 4th Street and Olympic Boulevard.

Hansbrough was booked and charged with felony arson and assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $250,000.

Note: Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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