Lake County: Attempted murder suspect re-arrested, bail amount increased
LAKE COUNTY —An attempted murder suspect who initially bailed out of jail has been re-arrested following a case review by the Lake County District Attorney’s Office.
The chain of events began on the night of Monday, August 11, when 25-year-old David Ford Jr. of Clearlake, as well as a second person who has not been publicly identified, allegedly got into some sort of argument with a group of people near the 3300 block of Clearlake.
Police say the Ford and the second person eventually followed the group to a residence on the 3200 block of Park Street, where the argument continued until one resident, a 54-year-old man, came outside to confront Ford.
Ford is accused of shooting the man and fleeing the scene, along with his associate, back to his own residence on 10th Street. The victim was hospitalized in another county and is reportedly in stable condition.
Clearlake Police Detectives later responded to the scene with a search warrant and took Ford into custody on suspicion of attempted murder and assault on a person with a firearm, with bail set at $250,000. He later posted bail and was released.
However, upon further case review by the Lake County District Attorney’s Office and coordination with the courts, the decision was made to re-arrest Ford on an increased bail amount of $1,500,000.
Ford was contacted and arrested in the area of 6th Street on Thursday, August 13.