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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Friday January 12th, 2018 :: 08:18 a.m. PST


Deputies arrest a man on multiple charges including child endangerment and assault with a deadly weapon

DATE/TIME: January 10, 2018 / 7:00 pm

INCIDENT: PC 273.5 , Spoual Abuse
PC 273a, Child Endangerment
PC 422, Terrorist Threats
PC 245a1, Assault with a firearm

LOCATION: 7300 Block Oneida Trail, Big River

SUSPECT(S): Christopher Worthy, 32-year-old resident of Big River

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, deputies from the Colorado River Station responded to the 7300 Block of Oneida Trail in Big River for a domestic battery investigation involving Christopher Worthy and his live-in girlfriend. During the investigation deputies learned that Worthy had assaulted his girlfriend and pointed a firearm at her and their children, threatening to kill them.

Deputies learned that Worthy was armed with a handgun and he threatened to kill himself and shoot at deputies if they came to his home. Deputies arrived at the home and found him hiding in a shed on the property. Worthy refused to come out peacefully and threatened to kill the deputies and himself. While deputies were attempting to talk Worthy out of the shed, he fired a single shot from his handgun.

Deputies negotiated with Worthy for several hours until the Sheriff's Specialized Enforcement Division arrived. SWAT deputies were able to talk Worthy out of the shed and he was taken into custody, unharmed.

Several firearms and an explosive device were found inside the shed and home, one of the firearms was found to have been previously reported as stolen. During the search of the property deputies also located drug paraphernalia consistent with methamphetamine use. Detectives from the Sheriff's Bomb and Arson Division responded to render the explosive device safe.

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Refer: Deputy Mike Abel

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 101800011

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

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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