Press Releases

Sunday 03/03/2019 3:13 PM - Suspicious Death Investigation

Contact: Grace Norris
Phone: (805) 781-4483
Type of Incident: Suspicious Death Investigation
Date and Time of Incident: 3-3-19, Approximately 5:58 AM
Place of Occurrence: 2800 Block of Sorrel Lane, Paso Robles
Victim Information: Adult Female
Suspect Information: Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson, 31, Paso Robles
Details of News Release: On 3-3-19 at approximately 5:58 AM, Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to assist CHP with a pursuit on Highway 46 West near York Mountain Road. The Sheriff's Office was notified that CHP had responded to a disabled vehicle, and upon their arrival the driver had abandoned the vehicle he had been driving, with 2 and 4 year old occupants left inside. The driver then stole a CHP vehicle and began driving westbound. Sheriff's Deputies deployed spike strips in the San Simeon area, and were able to stop the vehicle. The suspect, Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson, took off on foot and entered nearby brush north of Piedras Blancas lighthouse. When Sheriff's Deputies located Johnson, he brandished a knife at the responding Deputies. Sheriff's Deputies utilized a less lethal use of force, bean bag rounds to disable Johnson. Johnson was then taken into custody without further incident. Sheriff's Deputies were then dispatched to Johnson's address to check the welfare of any potential residents. Upon arrival, Sheriff's Deputies found a broken window at the residence. When Sheriff's Deputies were unable to make contact with occupants, Deputies made entry into the residence. A deceased adult female was found inside the residence. Based on the circumstance, it appears to be a suspicious death. Sheriff's Detectives have begun a full scale investigation, and are in the process of collecting evidence. Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson is in custody, awaiting booking into County Jail. No further information is available at this time.

Prepared By: gnorris
Released: Sunday 03/03/2019 3:13 PM