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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Friday August 11th, 2017 :: 03:55 p.m. PDT


Mark James Wilson of Newberry Springs arrested for kidnapping and carjacking.

LOCATION: 35000 block of Ghost Town Rd, Yermo

SUSPECT: Mark James Wilson, 41 years of age, resident of Newberry Springs

VICTIM: 64-year-old female, resident of Newberry Springs

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, at approximately 11:15 a.m., deputies from the Barstow Sheriff's Station went to the 35000 block of Ghost Town Road in Yermo. Sheriff's Dispatch received information from the reporting party that the male subject, later identified as Mark James Wilson, and the victim were fighting in the parking lot of the Yermo Chevron gas station. The reporting party told dispatch, Wilson tried to force the victim into the vehicle. Wilson was observed hitting the victim several times and pulled her hair, then fled the gas station in the victim's vehicle.

Deputies contacted the victim at the Chevron gas station. The victim had visible injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Deputies checked the surrounding area for Wilson and the vehicle with negative results.

Deputies and detectives assigned to the Barstow Sheriff's Station located Wilson at his place of residence. He was taken into custody without incident and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for kidnapping, carjacking, and violation of parole. Wilson is being held without bail. The victim's stolen vehicle was located and returned to her.

Any witnesses to the crime are urged to contact Detective John Parks or Detective Gary McWilliams of the Barstow Sheriff’s Station at (760) 256-4838. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Detective J. Parks

Station: Barstow Sheriff's Station

Phone #: (760) 256-4838

Case #: 081701175

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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