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Roseville Police arrest three on attempted murder, drug charges

By: Staff report
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Roseville Police officers have arrested three men on suspicion of attempted murder and participating in a drug deal. On Monday, Oct. 20, after an alleged sale of the prescription drug OxyContin and an argument, one of the parties is suspected of driving up onto a sidewalk and hitting one of the suspected sellers with his Jeep. The incident occurred about 4:48 p.m. in the 300 block of Gibson Drive. After hitting the woman, the Jeep SUV hit a power transformer box, causing an hour-long power outage on Gibson Drive. The Jeep’s occupants fled the area on foot. The victim, a 28-year-old Marysville woman, was taken by ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with serious injuries, including broken bones. She has since been released from the hospital. Her name is being withheld pending consideration of charges by the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, according to Roseville Police. On Oct. 24, Roseville Police detectives arrested Alex Jeffrey Childs, 20, of North Highlands on suspicion of attempted murder, attempted drug trafficking, conspiracy and violation of probation. Childs is suspected of getting into his Jeep, driving up on the sidewalk and hitting the woman with his vehicle, then fleeing. He is being held without bail in the Placer County Jail. Officers also arrested John Wallace Lewis Jr., 36, of Marysville on Oct. 20 for parole violation. The Placer County Jail has transferred him to state custody. Officers arrested Thomas Jay Croff, 25, of Yuba City on Oct. 23 on suspicion of transportation and sales of narcotics, conspiracy and parole violation. He is being held without bail in the Placer County Jail. Roseville Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Enforce-ment Team investigated the case. Roseville Police has asked the District Attorney’s Office to consider charges against two other people involved in the incident.