Steve Nakho was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in the 9700 block of Winter Gardens Boulevard around 1:45 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies were called to the nearby USA gas station in the 12100 block of Woodside Avenue shortly before 9:30 p.m. to investigate the assault, sheriff's Sgt. Dave Martinez said.

The victim told deputies he ran to the gas station from the Winter Gardens Boulevard address after Nakho assaulted him with a stick and chased him with a knife, the sergeant said, adding that the victim's injuries were minor.

Deputies searched the area and found Nakho inside an apartment, where he refused to surrender for about four hours. He was taken into custody after deputies obtained a search warrant allowing them to enter the apartment, Martinez said.