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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Tuesday March 29th, 2016 :: 08:05 a.m. PDT


Deputies arrest a Needles man for spousal abuse and recover a handgun

DATE/TIME: March 29, 2016 4:30 a.m.

INCIDENT: Felony Spousal Abuse

LOCATION: Desert Oasis Rest Stop on Highway 40, Newberry Springs

SUSPECT: Herndon, Ronnie, 67 years from Needles

VICTIM: Confidential

On March 29, 2016 at approximately 4:30 a.m., a female called to report her husband physically beat her during an argument while they were at the Desert Oasis Rest Area in Newberry Springs. The suspect, Ron Herndon, was reportedly armed with a handgun and fled south on the freeway, leaving her at the rest area. Deputy Robbie Moore responded to investigate.

Moore was able to determine Herndon was most likely on his way to the Adelanto area and coordinated with Deputies from the Victor Valley station in Adelanto. Deputies located Herndon at the Maverick Stadium parking lot and arrested him without incident. A handgun was recovered.

The victim received substantial head and facial injuries but refused medical treatment in the field. Herndon was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for Spousal Abuse. His bail is $50,000.00.

Anyone with additional information, or who might have seen this incident unfold, is urged to call Deputy Robbie Moore or Sergeant James Evans at the Barstow Sheriff's Station.

Refer:​Sergeant James R Evans


Phone No.​760-256-4838

Case No.​081600408

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
225 E Mountain View St
Barstow, CA 92311

Emergency: 9-1-1

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