Woodland police say a man’s attempt steal an acquaintance’s car landed him in jail on attempted murder, attempted carjacking and assault charges.
The incident occurred at 7:45 a.m., when officers were dispatched to reports of an assault in progress in the area of Clover and Walnut streets, Sgt. Steven Guthrie said. A witness reported seeing two men in a fight, one of them bleeding from the face.
Police arrived and took the suspect, identified as 36-year-old Francisco Tapia, into custody, Guthrie said. The alleged victim, a 58-year-old Woodland man, was found nearby in the area of College and Court streets.
According to Guthrie, Tapia is suspected of trying to steal the victim’s car, then stabbing the other man repeatedly in the head and torso when he refused to give up the car keys. The victim was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center with injuries that Guthrie described as non-life-threatening.
Tapia was lodged at the Yolo County Jail. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Woodland Police Department at 530-661-7800.