Lynchburg Police news release
At approximately 3 a.m. Thursday, Lynchburg Police Department Patrol Officers responded to a residence in the 1100 Block of Tolleys Lane, after a 911 call was made from the residence reporting an aggravated assault.
Upon the arrival of Patrol Officers, a victim was found with multiple lacerations and puncture wounds to the head and torso. The victim was transported to the Lynchburg General Hospital Emergency Department where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were contacted and they began to investigate the events of the early morning hours at the residence on Tolleys Lane. A suspect was identified shortly after the investigation began.
Paulino Ruiz who resided in the same residence as the victim, but is not related to the victim, has been charged with malicious wounding. Paulino Ruiz, a 21 year old Hispanic male, is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority's Lynchburg Adult Detention Center without bond.
Anyone with information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to the Lynchburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 434-455-6054 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text "CVCS plus your message" to 274637