On March 19, 2019, at approximately 8:05 pm, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to the 2500 block of Wilson Boulevard for a report of a domestic incident inside an apartment. Emergency Communications personnel alerted officers arriving on scene that the male involved was outside the apartment complex with a knife in his hand. Utilizing crisis intervention techniques, officers were able to convince Marvin Johnson, 27 years of age, of Wilson Blvd, to drop the knife.
Officers located a 23-year-old female victim inside her apartment suffering from redness around her neck and difficulty breathing. She reported that Johnson, an ex-boyfriend, gained entry into her apartment through an unlocked window. It is alleged that when she saw Johnson, she attempted to exit the apartment and call 9-1-1. Johnson grabbed her cell phone, pushed her onto a mattress, and began strangling her. After the female was able to free herself, she ran to a friend’s apartment, where the 9-1-1 call was made. Johnson knocked on the apartment door but was unable to gain entry.
Johnson was charged with breaking and entering, abduction, strangulation, domestic assault and battery, violation of a protective order, and obstructing use of a telephone. He is currently being held without bond at the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center.