Photo: Jon Russell Scott | Turlock PD
A Turlock man has been arrested in connection to the alleged attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend, police say.
Police responded on the morning of Sunday, June 27, to the 800 block of Angelus following multiple reports of a man armed with a gun chasing a woman down the street. Callers also reported hearing gunshots.
Responding officers located the victim at the intersection of Soderquist and Vermont. Although she’d suffered minor injuries, she declined medical attention, police said.
Her alleged attacker was quickly identified as 24-year-old Jon Russell Scott of Turlock, whom police say is already on Post-Release Community Supervision for domestic violence.
Officers learned that the victim was Scott’s ex-girlfriend and, earlier that morning, had gone to Scott’s home to pick up some of her belongings. When Scott wouldn’t let her leave, an altercation broke out, escalating to the point that Scott allegedly retrieved a handgun from another room.
Police say that while Scott had gone to get the gun, the victim was able to lock herself in a bedroom and escape the home through a window. That was when Scott reportedly chased her down the street, eventually stopping and firing at her as she ran away. Turlock Police detectives, crisis negotiators, and SWAT personnel assumed the investigation and obtained an arrest warrant for Scott.
In the early morning hours of June 28, SWAT arrived at Scott’s home, announcing their presence multiple times and receiving no response. Negotiators then tried several times to contact Scott by phone, again without success.
Finally, after about half an hour, Scott began to communicate with negotiators via text message. Shortly thereafter he surrendered himself without further incident. A firearm and other evidence were confiscated when authorities searched his home, police said.
Scott was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of seven felony charges including attempted murder in the first degree, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, and false imprisonment.