Anthony Stromoski.  Photo courtesy of Crime Stoppers
Anthony Stromoski. Photo courtesy of Crime Stoppers

A man who stabbed his girlfriend and her male friend in separate attacks before leading police on a chase in a stolen van was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years and eight months in state prison.

Anthony Stromoski, 30, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to attempted murder, assault, domestic violence and auto theft.

Prosecutors said Stromoski was involved in an abusive relationship with his girlfriend, holding her against her will and threatening to kill her.

Last Nov. 20, Stromoski stabbed the woman in the leg during an argument in a car. And on Dec. 11, he stabbed a friend in the chest.

A patrol officer spotted Stromoski driving a stolen Chevrolet van and pulled him over in the area of Cole Street and Conrad Avenue shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to San Diego police.

The suspect initially yielded, then drove off again, prompting a chase that lasted several minutes, SDPD spokesman Humberto Hernandez said.

Stromoski — who was on probation for assault — fled to the southwest toward Interstate 5 before crashing the vehicle into a curb, disabling it. He then jumped out tried to run, but was arrested on Caminito Arenoso, near Caminito Plomada, in the Clairemont area, Hernandez said.

— City News Service