SANTA ROSA – A man cooking dinner Thursday night was attacked by two home invaders looking for drugs.
Last Thursday night, January 2nd, police were called to the scene of a bloody man in the street on the 3900 block of Golden Gate Avenue. According to a Santa Rosa Police press release, a resident had called reporting that a wounded man had claimed he had been assaulted. Police responded by 11:30 pm, and found the injured victim. The man reported that he had been home cooking his dinner when two men entered his house. They threatened him, holding a knife to his neck, and demanded drugs and money.
The man resisted until they began to beat him, and he revealed where a “small amount of marijuana” and some other unnamed property was hidden. The two home invaders then bound the victim and drove away. He was able escape and go outside, where a neighbor noted his condition and phoned police. He sustained only what were described as minor injuries, despite his bloody appearance, and when police arrived they were able to get a description of the men and of the car they left in.
The responding officers immediately had a broadcast of their descriptions sent to all area law enforcement agencies. Within a few minutes, an officer in neighboring Sebastapol made a traffic stop of a car with two occupants, who both matched the descriptions given. The men were detained, and the victim was subsequently able to identify both them and his stolen property (not necessarily the marijuana.)
29-year-old Sansom Dekharm and 26-year-old Sebastian Palmer Lumsey, both from Oakland, were arrested on charges of robbery, burglary, threats of violence, and assault likely to cause great bodily harm. Dekharm was also placed on a parole hold. Detectives asked that anyone who has additional information contact the violent crimes team at 707-543-3590.