Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release
Ventura Police detectives have been investigating two crimes that led to the same suspect.
Lewd Acts with Minor and Assault with Deadly Weapon Arrest
The first incident occurred on 10-12-20 at about 2000 hours when Hooson met a 13 year old female at Montalvo Hill Park. During the encounter Hooson provided drugs to the minor which caused her to be in an altered state. Hooson, eventually, took advantage of the minor and sexually assaulted her. The two had never met prior to this occurrence. The minor reported the incident to the police and an investigation ensued.
The second incident occurred on 10-16-20 at about 2110 hours at the Bristol Center, 6320 Bristol Rd. Officers responded to a call of a stabbing victim in the parking lot. There they found a 41 year old male suffering from a non-life threatening stab would to his leg. The investigation revealed that the the victim and Hooson were involved in an argument. Hooson was upset because he did not like seeing the victim in the area. During the altercation the victim was stabbed once in the leg. Hooson fled on foot from the location.
Both crimes were being investigated by Ventura Police detectives and they developed probable cause that Hooson was involved in both incidents. Officers were actively searching for Hooson.
On 12-16-20, Officers responded to assist the Ventura City fire department on a subject that was uncooperative and had facial injuries. Upon arrival, officers detained Hooson and he was arrested for the two incidents. After being medically cleared for his injuries, which he claimed resulted in a fall, he was booked into Ventura County Jail.
Hooson was charged with lewd acts with a minor, furnishing narcotics to a minor and assault with a deadly weapon.
Hooson has been previously arrested for burglary and carrying a concealed weapon.
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