ADELANTO – A 44-year-old Adelanto man was arrested for the attempted murder of his wife on Saturday morning. At around 12:09 a.m. deputies from the Victor Valley station responded to a call of a domestic disturbance in the desert area near Sonoma Road and Bellflower Street in the City of Adelanto.
The reporting party said that they were arguing as she sat in her vehicle. The suspect, identified as Jesse Jacob Yorke insisted she got out of the vehicle, but she refused. While still inside of her car her splashed gasoline on the victim and her vehicle and threatened to light her and her vehicle up. Deputies arrived and arrested Yorke without incident.
He was found to have two lighters in his possession. He was booked into the High Desert Detention Center for attempted murder, malicious arson, child cruelty, and a probation violation. He is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
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- Jesse Jacob Yorke: Photo provided by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department