Photo: Clinton Johnson
AUBURN – On September 4th a resident called the Placer County Sheriff’s Department after a suspicious man began banging in her door. He was also yelling and swinging a hatchet.
The man eventually left the home, but left his hatchet behind. The resident gave deputies a description of the suspect and his vehicle.
With this information, deputies located the vehicle on Shirland Tract Road. When the deputies made contact with the suspect, he “drove erratically and to evade deputies.”
34-year-old Clinton Johnson was finally stopped and given a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine
Johnson was taken to the Auburn Jail, but when he saw an open door in the intake area, he tried to “lunge at the door in an attempt to escape,” and then tried to punch the deputy who was stopping him.
Therefore, Johnson’s faces charges that include DUI, possession of drugs, attempting to escape jail by use of violence and resisting a peace officer. His bail was set at $1,050,000.