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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Thursday October 19th, 2017 :: 01:16 p.m. PDT


Barstow man arrested after holding his girlfriend at gunpoint and refusing to let her leave

DATE/TIME: October 18, 2017 3:30 p.m.

INCIDENT: False Imprisonment / Assault with a Firearm

LOCATION: 34000 block of Birch Road, Lenwood

SUSPECT: Roy Watson, Jr., 34 years old, resident of Barstow

VICTIM: Confidential female

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, deputies from the Barstow Sheriff's Station responded to a residence located in the 34000 block of Birch Road in Lenwood after they were notified Roy Watson Jr. held his girlfriend at gunpoint and refused to let her leave. The victim was able to escape from the residence and call a friend, who then called 911. Deputies contacted Watson at his residence where he was taken into custody without incident. Deputies authored, and subsequently served a search warrant for Watson's residence. During the service of the warrant, deputies located the black semi-automatic handgun used during the commission of the crime, as well as an AR-15 style rifle and a pump-action .12 guage shotgun.

Roy Watson Jr. was booked into the High Desert Detention Center for False Imprisonment and Assault with a Firearm. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy D. Evans of the Barstow Sheriff's Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the WE-Tip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the WE-TipHotline at

Refer: Deputy Daniel Evans

Station: Barstow Sheriff's Station

Phone No. 760-256-4838

Case No. 081701535

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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