Stockton man accused of assaulting wife, stabbing Sheriff’s K-9 during arrest
PHOTOS: Stockton Police Department
A Stockton man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting his ex-wife and stabbing a Sheriff’s K-9 during a domestic violence call.
Police to responded the Mormon slough area near Hazelton and California just before 4 PM on Wednesday, June 17, where callers had reported a woman screaming and that a man had threatened to stab her.
After officers located and separated the two, police say the man — identified as 59-year-old John Sandoval — stood on the bank holding a hatchet and three knives, refusing to comply with orders to surrender.
Officers called in the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office for K-9 assistance and two deputies responded with their K-9 partners, at which point Sandoval reportedly became more aggressive toward the officers.
Though he was shot with bean bag rounds and the K-9s were deployed, Sandoval reportedly continued to fight back and stabbed one the K-9 officers, Kimbo, twice. He was then neutralized with tasers and finally taken into custody.
Following medical clearance, he was booked at the San Joaquin County Jail on numerous charges including terrorist threats, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault on a K-9.
Police say Kimbo was quickly hospitalized and is expected to make a full recovery.