Mountain View police arrested a man suspected of brutally attacking a woman on Stevens Creek Trail, leaving her with serious injuries to her face.
Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Michael Wendy Adonis, a French national currently residing in Mountain View, who was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and kidnapping, according to a statement by the Mountain View Police Department. Officers encountered Adonis during a separate incident involving a domestic dispute on Friday, and found he matched the description of the trail assault suspect.
Michael Wendy Adonis
Police conducted an extensive search of the area with patrol teams and a K-9 unit to find the attacker but were unsuccessful.
On Friday, officers responded to reports of a fight between roommates, Adonis and a woman, at the 100 block of Santa Clara Avenue. Adonis not only matched the description, but had bite marks that were consistent with what the victim described as she attempted to escape, police.
Using a search a warrant, officers also found a gray Golden State Warriors sweatshirt in Adonis' home, which witnesses told police the suspect was wearing during the time of the attack.
Adonis had only been at the residence, located near the trail, for a few weeks, police said.
Adonis is also suspected of false imprisonment charges, criminal threats, assault with intent to commit mayhem or rape and damaging a wireless communication device. He was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail on Saturday without bail, and a court date is tentatively set for March 6.
"The quick recognition by the patrol teams and the investigative work by detectives have removed a violent man from the streets," Mountain View police Lt. Mike Canfield said. "And we will do all we can to ensure there is justice for the victim in this case."
Police are still investigating whether there are additional victims.