Stabbing suspect arrested near Mariposa fairgrounds

Clifton Barnhard
Clifton Barnhard

A man wanted for allegedly stabbing a victim at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds has been arrested, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Clifton “Poncho” Barnhard, 61 of Mariposa, was arrested July 8 outside his home near the fairgrounds on charges of felony attempted murder, and felony assault with a deadly weapon.

Barnhard’s alleged stabbing took place the afternoon of July 7, around 5 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. A victim was located in the grassy area of the fairgrounds, and was flown to an area hospital.

Staff report