Release Date/Time: 11/13/2018 11:47 AM
Incident: Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Date: Monday, 11/12/2018
Time: 11:08 AM
Location:1800 Block of Truckee Way
Officers responded to a call in the 1800 block of Truckee Way, the victim called to report her ex-boyfriend, Donavan Johnson (28) was at her residence causing a disturbance and was not welcome. Before officers could respond, Johnson had left the residence. The victim later called again to report the suspect had returned and forced his way into the residence. A loud commotion could be heard in the background. Officers arrived as the suspect sped away from the area. Officers attempted a traffic stop but Johnson did not yield and a pursuit was initiated but eventually ended when the suspect stopped at the emergency entrance to Natividad hospital. Officers discovered the victim was in the vehicle with the suspect. The victim (28) was suffering from numerous deep lacerations to her back, both legs, both arms and her face. The victim who was bleeding profusely was rushed into the emergency room and immediately taken into surgery.
The cuts were caused by a knife that was recovered from the vehicle. The investigation revealed Johnson had entered the residence through a window, and attempted to drag the victim from the residence. A victim's relative attempted to intervene and blocked his path. Johnson threw the victim to the ground, punched her in the face and then began slashing her with the knife. The suspect realized the vitim was seriously injured and proceeded to drive her to the hospital as officers arrived on Truckee Way just prior to initiating the persuit. Johnson was subsequently arrested and transported to county jail on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon.
Release Authorized by: Miguel Cabrera