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Felon Who Was Out on Bail Rearrested for Assault and Robbery of Elderly Couple

Felon Who Was Out on Bail Rearrested for Assault and Robbery of Elderly Couple

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SAN JACINTO – A convicted felon, who was released on bail was charged on Tuesday with an attack and robbery of an elderly man.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, a San Jacinto couple, an 82-year-old and his 75-year-old wife were on their way home from the Soboba Casino. The couple was driving home after winning an undisclosed amount of cash when their vehicle was hit by an SUV behind them. The couple stopped near Hewitt and Main streets to exchange information with the other party, but Curtis Lee Howard Jr., 25, of San Jacinto and a second unidentified suspect assaulted the man. The suspects took the cash from the man and fled the scene in the SUV, hitting the vehicle for a second time while fleeing. The man was standing outside of the vehicle as it was hit and suffered additional injuries from the second collision.

The man was transported to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries and his wife suffered no physical injuries. The investigation into the assault and robbery led authorities to the discovery that Howard was the suspect involved in the incident. Howard was arrested the following day and is being held in lieu of $170,000 bail. The second suspect remains unidentified at this time. Howard was out on $75,000 bail for a drug-related case when he committed the crime against the elderly couple last week.

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This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization

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  • Curtis-Howard(1): Photo courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department