4
| Crime |

Daytona Johnson Attacked Two Live-in Ex-Boyfriends; Slit One Baby-Daddy's Throat With Meat Clever

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Living with an ex is never a good idea. Living with two exes is an even worse idea -- and when you throw a meat clever into the mix, it's a recipe for disaster.

However, in the case of Daytona Johnson, her two live-in baby-daddies got along just fine, it seems; according to police, she was the problem -- she slit one of their throats and threw a Febreeze can at the other, cutting his head.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, Johnson -- who lives in her Phoenix home with two of her ex-boyfriends and children fathered by each of the men -- apparently went berserk Friday afternoon, attacking both men.

Johnson and Chad Grubbs, her live-in former boyfriend and father of at least one of her children, were arguing in a bedroom in their home in the 2600 block of West Dove Valley road about 4:00 p.m. Friday.

In the middle of the argument, Johnson's other live-in ex-boyfriend, Dominick Glarruisso, entered the room and asked Johnson to give him his cell phone. She refused, so Glarruisso took it, presumably against Johnson's wishes.

Bad move.

Johnson went berserk -- she punched Glarruisso in the face. When Grubbs tried to intervene, she threw a Febreeze can at his head, striking him above the eye.

Johnson, at that point, left the two men in the room. But she came back about 10 minutes later -- armed with a meat clever.

She again argued with Grubbs, as Glarruisso encouraged him to just walk away.

Grubbs took the advice -- he started to walk towards the door to leave the situation. Before he made it to the door, however, Johnson pulled out the meat clever and slit his throat. According to police, she caused a 6-inch laceration to the upper part of his neck.

Johnson left the apartment as Grubbs started to bleed out.

Glaruisso rounded up the three children who witnessed the attack, and took Grubbs to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

Johnson was booked on three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of assault with intent to injure, three counts of child abuse, and one count of attempted second-degree murder.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for September 16.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.