Authorities in Yolo County responded to two separate stabbings Wednesday — one involving a citizen who tried to detain a burglary suspect, the other near a Woodland school campus.
Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 21-year-old Woodland man on attempted murder and other charges in connection with the burglary incident, which occurred in the Wild Wings housing subdivision west of Woodland, sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons said Thursday.
According to Persons, a resident of the 32000 block of Mallard Street arrived home at about 2:15 p.m. and heard voices inside the residence. As the resident left the home to seek help from a neighbor, two people were seen fleeing from the rear of the home.
As a man and woman fled the scene in a white vehicle — possible an Oldsmobile or Buick — a third person, identified as Royce Allen Johannes, ran from the area on foot. A citizen gave chase and allegedly was stabbed in the side by Johannes, who also reportedly used a stun gun on a second citizen who pursued him, Persons said.
Both victims and a third person eventually were able to subdue Johannes and detain him until deputies arrived on scene, Persons said. The stabbing victim was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Johannes was arrested and lodged at the Yolo County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and burglary, Persons said. The other two suspects remained at large.
Woodland police say they are still seeking the suspects in the second stabbing incident, which happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of West Beamer Street, near the Woodland High School campus.
Sgt. Aaron Delao said officers arrived to find a 26-year-old man suffering from a single stab wound to his right tricep. He told officers he was standing in front of his home when five or six men ran at him from the high school student parking lot, yelling obscenities.
The victim turned to run into his home and, when he got inside, noticed the stab wound. The suspects, identified only as Latino male adults, ran back toward the student parking lot and drove away in a dark-colored pickup.
Delao said the victim transported himself to the hospital for treatment of his injury.
Anyone with information about the suspects in this case is asked to contact the Woodland Police Department at 530-666-2411.
— Reach Lauren Keene at [email protected] or 530-747-8048. Follow her on Twitter @laurenkeene