Jonathan Robinson, a Gridley native and Gridley High School Class of 2000 Graduate, was stabbed seven times in the upper body last Monday after coming to the rescue of a group of children that were being attacked in front of his home.
The attack took place at the North Pointe Park Apartments on Zurlo Way in Natomas, where Robinson had moved recently.
Robinson initially underwent six hours of emergency surgery.
The two strangers, Bryan Jones and Dave Cain, saw Robinson being attacked and chased the attackers off, then proceeded to give Robinson first aid. Jones and Cain said they started to walk toward the attackers and they walked off—they did not bother to run. The two men applied pressure to Robinson’s wounds with other neighbors and called 911. Their help was recorded on a voicemail after Robinson tried to call his father and dropped his phone.
The family says Robinson does not have medical insurance to cover the costs, which are climbing higher every day. They have also said that the suspects have been caught and charged.
The family has established a fund to pay for the medical bills at The Rock of Roseville Church.
Two arrests have been made in the stabbing, and both suspects have been charged. The suspects’ identities have not yet been released.