ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Police say they have arrested the man wanted in connection to a machete attack at a Roseville convenience store.

The clerks at the Stop And Shop off Cirby Way said the incident started after the suspect didn’t have enough money to pay for his items. Surveillance video showed the man getting aggressive – then reaching into his pants and pulling out a machete.

At this point, the clerk dashes to get a phone and call police. But the suspect then starts bashing the glass barrier.

Eventually, the suspect took off with some items from the store. Police say he also broke into someone’s car.

The suspect was identified as a man named John Bontemps. On Friday, Roseville police announced that he was arrested in the Antelope area.

Detectives believe Bontemps is also believed to be a suspect in a sexual assault and attempted homicide of a transient he knew. That person suffered serious, life-threatening injuries but is expected to survive, police say.

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Bontemps has been booked into jail and is facing charges of rape, robbery and attempted murder.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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