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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 29, 2014        9:25 a.m.


INCIDENT:    Witness Intimidation


LOCATION:   14000 Block of Seneca Road, Victorville


SUSPECT(S): #1- Timothy Ola, 33  

  #2 - William Johnson, 32


VICTIM(S):     #1- Juan Rubio, 45  

#2- Christal Bays, 42



On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 9:25 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to the 14000 block of Seneca Road in Victorville reference an unknown disturbance.  It was later learned Timothy Ola and William Johnson forced entry into Christal Bays' home and assaulted her.  Bays' husband, Juan Rubio, was home at the time of the incident and fought Ola and Johnson off with a knife.  Ola and Johnson fled the scene in a vehicle but were stopped minutes later by deputies.  Bays sustained superficial injuries while Ola sustained several stab wounds.  Both were transported by air to Loma Linda hospital for treatment.

The altercation stemmed from an earlier argument over the ownership of a car.         


William Johnson was booked at High Desert Detention Center for PC 459 – Burglary and PC137 – Witness Intimidation. Bail is set at $100,000.  Timothy Ola remains hospitalized.


Others have been identified in the incident, however their exact role is yet to be determined.  The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Taylor Long at (760)241-2911.


Refer:             Detective Taylor Long


Station:          Victorville


Phone No.     (760) 241-2911


Case No.       171408948


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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