Press Releases

Monday 03/04/2019 3:36 PM - Double Homicide Investigation

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Double Homicide Investigation
Date and Time of Incident: 3-3-19, Approximately 5:58 AM
Place of Occurrence: 2800 Block of Sorrel Lane, Paso Robles
Victim Information: Carrington Jane Broussard, 27, Paso Robles
Suspect Information: Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson, 31, Paso Robles
Details of News Release: The Sheriff's Office is releasing new information regarding a double homicide investigation in rural Paso Robles. The events in this case began on 3-3-19 when CHP officers responded to a disabled vehicle on Highway 46 West near York Mountain Road. When they arrived the suspect abandoned the vehicle leaving 2 and 4-year-old girls inside. The suspect proceeded to steal the CHP vehicle leading CHP officers and Sheriff's Deputies on a pursuit until a spike strip was used to disable the vehicle near San Simeon. The suspect then took off on foot into some nearby brush. When Deputies located him, he brandished a knife at the Deputies. They were able to subdue him with a less lethal use of force by firing bean bags at him and he was apprehended. When Deputies checked his residence in the 2800 Block of Sorrel Lane in rural Paso Robles they discovered a deceased female inside and a full scale investigation was begun. The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson. He was booked into County Jail on several charges including two counts of willful cruelty to a child with the possibility of injury or death, felony reckless driving and felony auto theft. The victim has been now been identified as 27-year-old Carrington Jane Broussard of Paso Robles. An autopsy is underway at this time. It was determined Broussard was 9-months pregnant. Both Broussard and her baby are deceased. Preliminary evidence suggests the victim was stabbed multiple times. It's been determined Broussard and Johnson were in a relationship. The victim's two daughters have been placed with relatives for the time being. At this time, there is no information on a possible motive. The Sheriff's Office is planning to request two additional charges of homicide be filed with the District Attorney's Office against Johnson This investigation is continuing. No further information is available at this time.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Monday 03/04/2019 3:36 PM