Homeless man arrested for stabbing

Suspect found hiding in trailer following two-month investigation

A man described by Chico police as a local transient was detained and charged with attempted murder in connection to a man stabbed multiple times in a trailer park in north Chico.

Johnnie Edward Doremus, 42, who was sought by the Chico Police Street Crimes Unit for allegedly stabbing the man in the torso and slashing his throat on Jan. 20, is being held in Butte County Jail in Oroville following his arrest March 24, according to a Chico Police Department press release.

Doremus was found attempting to hide in a unit inside the trailer park where the attack occurred, and had made efforts to change his appearance with a wig. His bail is set at $500,000.

The unnamed victim was admitted to Enloe Medical Center for multiple surgeries following the assault.