Pursuit suspect arrested for pair of stabbings in La Mesa, El Cajon

Posted at 12:23 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 15:35:55-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man arrested Tuesday after leading authorities on a pursuit through the East County Tuesday is being charged with two separate stabbings that occurred hours earlier.

San Diego County Sheriff's (SDSO) deputies arrested Patrick Douglas, 51, near Highway 94 and Freezer Blvd. following a vehicle pursuit with deputies earlier Tuesday.

Douglas was charged with two counts of attempted murder in connection with two stabbings the same day in El Cajon and La Mesa.

Deputies said the La Mesa stabbing occurred at the 7-Eleven at 4610 Avocado Blvd. A female delivery driver for Frito Lays, identified as 35-year-old Dina Hammond, staggered into the store with multiple stab wounds to her upper torso after having just made a delivery.

Hammond was transported to a nearby hospital where she was in stable condition Wednesday.

Shortly after the La Mesa call, El Cajon Police officers were called to the discovery of a female with multiple stab wounds to her upper torso at a strip mall. That woman has not been identified but she was also in stable condition Wednesday, SDSO said.

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Douglas was apprehended after deputies spotted a Mercedes-Benz matching the description of a car last seen driving away from the La Mesa stabbing scene. Deputies tried to stop Douglas before he decided to speed away - narrowly missing a deputy during the chase, deputies said.

Douglas led deputies on a pursuit through the Jamul area reaching speeds of over 100 mph before the Mercedes was found abandoned in the Dulzura area.

At about 8:20 a.m., Douglas was located by U.S. Border Patrol agents working with local law enforcement.

Douglas was initially held on pursuit related charges before authorities formally charged him with the counts of attempted murder relating to the stabbings.

Douglas is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 9, He's being held without bail.