RAMONA, Calif. — A man with a hatchet who allegedly chased a stranger in Ramona Thursday was arrested after a struggle with sheriff’s deputies, authorities said.
The non-injury fight in the 600 block of B Street in Ramona began about 6 a.m., when a resident went outside to investigate what sounded like someone pounding on the outside of his house and was confronted by a combative man he didn’t know, according to sheriff’s officials.
The victim fled, got into his truck and locked it as the assailant whacked on the driver’s side door and shouted profanities for a time, then ran off, Torsak said.
Deputies sealed off the area and searched it, eventually finding and arresting the suspect, who was identified as 23-year-old Devin Michael Jones.
Jones was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism, threatening a witness, theft and being under the influence of a controlled substance, Torsak said.
Investigators later learned an air-conditioning unit, exterior wall and garage door at the home of the person initially targeted was bashed, dented and smashed up.
“The damage appeared to have been caused by a hatchet,” the sergeant said.