A man’s harmless conversation with a woman led to his brutal attack last month, police said, and now three suspects are in jail and a fourth is being sought.
Police believe Anthony Wynkoop, who turns 23 today, ordered the attack because the woman involved was his girlfriend, Tempe police spokesman Sgt. Dan Masters said. Wynkoop remains at large and may be with his girlfriend, 18-year-old Celista Dugger.
“The suspect is extremely dangerous,” Masters said. “He has a short fuse and a history of going into fits of rage.”
The incident began with the 22-year-old victim, Donald Todd, speaking with Dugger. The two sometimes rode the same bus to their jobs at Arizona Mills mall.
Then, said Masters, four men broke into the victim’s apartment May 2 in the 900 block of West Second Street. He was hit, slashed and shot multiple times — yet survived. When the attackers fled, the victim staggered to a neighbor’s residence.
Masters said an investigation resulted in the arrests of Jonathan Bagby, 22, on May 11; Todd Remine, 22, on May 28; and Donald Roberts, 27, on June 7.
When the men were arrested, at least one expressed surprise that the victim had survived, Masters said.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Wynkoop or Dugger is encouraged to call Tempe police at (480) 350-8311 or Silent Witness at (480) 948-6377.