A 19-year-old man from Covina was arrested and charged with assault with a lethal weapon and car theft after investigators recovered a few of his DNA and used it to establish him greater than a yr after he dedicated the crimes, authorities introduced earlier this month.
The theft and theft occurred on Aug. 21, 2022, within the 3600 block of Grand Avenue in Chino Hills, in keeping with a information launch from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division.
The suspect, Johnny Lee Richardson, together with one other unidentified male suspect, attacked a person who was strolling on crutches and had a solid on his leg from a earlier harm as he was strolling out of a neighborhood restaurant, the place had been on a date.
Richardson and the opposite suspect knocked the sufferer to the bottom and proceeded to kick and punch him.
“One suspect pointed a gun on the sufferer they usually demanded the sufferer’s pockets and car keys. Fearing additional harm, the sufferer submitted to the suspects with out resistance. The suspects fled within the sufferer’s car from the realm,” SBSD stated.
Later, investigators discovered the sufferer’s car and processed it for proof, together with latent fingerprints and DNA from contained in the automotive.
The DNA samples taken from the car got here again as a match for Richardson.
On Sept. 7 of this yr, authorities with the USA Marshals Fugitive Job Pressure arrested the Richardson with out incident. He was later interviewed by detectives at SBSD’s Chino Hills Station.
Richardson was then booked into the West Valley Detention Middle.
Anybody with details about this incident is urged to contact SBSD’s Chino Hills Station at 909-364-2000. These wishing to stay nameless can name the WeTip Hotline at 800-782-7463 or submit suggestions on-line at WeTip.
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