Sacto 9-1-1
April 11, 2013
Citizen stabbed in group effort to take down suspected burglar near Woodland

One of three people who helped pin down a suspected burglar near Woodland on Wednesday was stabbed in the side.

The Yolo County Sheriff's office said deputies were called to the report of a burglary on Mallard Street in the Wild Wings subdivision, west of Woodland, about 2:13 p.m. Wednesday.

Once there, deputies learned that three citizens had taken down a suspected burglar. The resident of a home on Mallard Street arrived home to hear voices inside the residence.

The resident went next door to get help. Two strangers then ran from the resident's home, got into a car and fled.

A third person also ran from the home, until a man in the area heard the burglary victim shouting. The man realized that help was needed and gave chase on Wild Wings Drive, grabbing Royce Allen Johannes, 21, of Woodland.

A sheriff's department press release said burglary suspect Johannes allegedly stabbed the man in the side once with a knife. The wound was not life-threatening.

Johannes deployed stun gun on a second man who tried to help, the press release said. A third man stepped up to help the other two citizens, holding Johannes down until deputies arrived.

Johannes was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon and burglary.

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