UPDATED: Ex-boyfriend pulled barista through window during North Renton assault

Police are searching for Shad A. Johnson or his red, 2004 Ford F-150 truck.

Renton Police are asking the public’s help in apprehending a violent felon who viciously attacked his former girlfriend inside a North Renton espresso stand.

The victim was confronted by ex-boyfriend Shad A Johnson, 42, as she opened the espresso stand at about 4:30 a.m. Feb. 17. During the confrontation, Johnson allegedly forced his way inside the stand, and sexually assaulted the victim.

According to Renton Detective Robert Onishi, Johnson was waiting in his truck, asleep, when the victim opened the coffee stand in the morning. Because he was parked in the drive-through lane, she knocked on his window and asked him to move.

The two then got into an argument and as the victim attempted to close the stand’s window, Johnson slammed it open, breaking it, before reaching in and grabbing the victim.

“He actually leaned in and dragged her through the window of the coffee stand,” Onishi said.

The victim tried to flee, but eventually was chased back through the stand’s window. Johnson then came in through the door and assaulted the victim.

When a witness drove up, Johnson fled the stand in a red 2004 Ford F-150.

The victim suffered minor injuries, but was otherwise physically unharmed.

Johnson formerly lived in Idaho, but mentioned fleeing to California after the assault.

Johnson is a white male, about 6 feet tall weighing 195 pounds.

He is also wanted on a Federal probation violation, and should be considered dangerous. If you see Johnson, please call 911 immediately, do not attempt to confront him.

Anyone with information that can help locate Johnson can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), regarding Renton Police case 15-2026. You will remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.00 if the information given leads to Johnson’s arrest and felony charges.


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