Elk Grove Police K-9 Helps Apprehend Alleged Carjacker, Gets Kicked by Suspect

A suspect who attempted a carjacking, resisted arrest and allegedly punched and kicked an Elk Grove K-9 unit is in custody at the Sacramento County Jail on a $170,000 bail.

On Saturday morning the female victim had just parked her vehicle on 9300 block of West Stockton Boulevard when she was approached by 22-year old Johnny Turnbull (pictured above). While the victim was seated in the driver’s seat, Turnbull allegedly opened the driver side door and grabbed the victim by her wrist. 

Turnbull then walked to the passenger side of the vehicle, opened the door, sat down in the passenger seat and struggled with the victim over the car keys. Turnbull then fled the location on foot and EGPD was contacted. 

Responding officers located Turnbull who fled into a residential area on foot and an EGPD K9 was deployed in an effort to apprehend him. The suspect reportedly kicked and punch the K-9 and resisted the officers attempts to take him into custody. 

An officer deployed his Taser which was successful in gaining compliance from Turnbull, who was then arrested. A search of the suspect led to the discovery of narcotics paraphernalia. 

Officers also determined that Turnbull was responsible for a vehicle burglary earlier that morning. After being medically cleared, Turnbull was booked into the county jail where he faces multiple felony charges including attempted carjacking and violation of probation.

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