Domestic assault results in arrest on multiple felonies

Published 3:44 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2022

According to Washington County Sheriff Keith Sexton, deputies were dispatched early Sunday morning to a residence on South Austin Springs Road regarding a male suspect armed with a knife who was attempting to gain entry into a home.

Deputies arrived on scene and determined the suspect, Denny Maldonado Colon, had forced his way into the home and assaulted three victims, including one with a cleaver style knife.

The suspect fled the residence prior to the arrival of WSCO’s deputies, but was soon located in his vehicle on Austin Springs Road. Colon fled from deputies in his vehicle to a location in Johnson City where he abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot from pursuing officers.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Colon was apprehended during an area search involving officers from Johnson City Police Department and WCSO. Deputies charged Colon with two counts of aggravated domestic assault, one count of aggravated assault, one count of especially aggravated burglary, one count of violation of order of protection, and two counts of evading arrest.

He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center and posted a $100,000 bond. He was arraigned in Washington County Sessions Court on April 18.