Cedar Glen, CA – The “repo” man stabbed outside the Cedar Glen Post Office on Friday, February 10, has been identified as a 52-year-old private investigator from Phelan. Twin Peaks Sheriff’s deputies have confirmed that David Francis Ferrell was the victim of the alleged attack by Christina Darlene Johnson, 47, from Cedar Glen.
Accounts of the incident — outlined in a four-page felony complaint issued by the San Bernardino County District Attorney — also identified the victim. The complaint reads in part: “Christina Darlene Johnson, did unlawfully, and with malice and aforethought attempt to murder David Francis Ferrell, a human being.”
The document also alleges that “in the commission of the above offense the said defendant (Johnson), personally inflicted great body injury upon David Ferrell.”
THE FELONY COUNTS
Bail was set at $1.15 million following Johnson’s arraignment Wednesday, February 15, on four felony counts– attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon (not firearm or force) with great bodily injury and grand theft auto.
During the arraignment via video from the West Valley Detention Center, Judge Richard Peel appointed the public defender and accepted Johnson’s plea of not guilty to all counts. She also denied special allegations.
A pre-preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. in Department S-21 on Friday, February 24.
Ferrell was attempting to repossess a 2008 black Subaru Impreza from Johnson when the incident allegedly occurred.
According to Lt. Rick Ells, “the suspect bought the vehicle using fraudulent information and the victim was working as a repossession agent for the dealer.” The dealership has been identified as Subaru of San Bernardino.
During a confrontation with the victim, the suspect allegedly stabbed the victim several times in the back, wrist and arm with a knife she reportedly retrieved from the vehicle.
The victim was stabbed a total of 5 times and was flown by helicopter to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to a media advisory issued by the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station.
Ferrell underwent surgery on his right thumb to repair a severed tendon but was released from the hospital. However, he may face several weeks of rehabilitation therapy, according to sources close to the investigation.