Brandon Hernández 5 p.m., April 24
Man allegedly stabbed for wallet while trying to buy Xanax pills from two Carlsbad youths
Drew Maxwell Davidson, 19, and Dylan Manley Maldonado, 20, are accused of assaulting and robbing a young man who hoped to buy Xanax pills from them, last month.
It was after midnight, in the early morning minutes of October 2, when two young men got into Jacob’s car, the alleged victim said in court today.
Jacob said he is addicted to “Xanax and weed.” He said he buys “off the street, off an illegal dealer” and he pays “usually five bucks a pill, each” for Xanax. Jacob said he had bought pills from Drew Davidson perhaps “ten times” before, and he arranged to meet Davidson as usual, by phone and text messages, very late on a Monday night.
Jacob said he parked on Spruce Street in old Carlsbad, and one man got into his car behind him, while Drew Davidson sat in his front passenger seat. After about one minute of conversation, the man behind him suddenly choked Jacob while Davidson threatened him with a knife and demanded his wallet, Jacob said.
Twenty-two-year-old Jacob said they struggled over his wallet and he got stabbed in his chest and arm and legs by Davidson. Eventually his attackers took away his wallet, which contained about $270 cash, Jacob said.
“It happened so fast, it surprisingly didn’t hurt that bad,” the alleged victim told a judge in San Diego’s North County Courthouse today. But while Jacob was driving himself to Tri-City Hospital, he began to feel the pain, he said, and by the time he got out of his car at hospital, “It was really hard to breathe.”
Carlsbad Police Detective Bryan Hargett said that suspect Dylan Maldonado made a recorded statement to officers, in which he allegedly admitted the two didn’t have any drugs to sell that night and they planned to “jack someone.” The detective said this meant, “They were gonna try to take his money.” Detective Hargett told a judge, “Mister Maldonado got a hundred dollar bill for helping with the robbery.”
Drew Maxwell Davidson, 19, and Dylan Manley Maldonado, 20, plead not guilty to all charges. Judge Runston Maino noted that both men are probably in violation of their prior felony probations, and set their next court date for January 10, 2013.