APPLE VALLEY – A 32-year-old Lucerne Valley man sustained major injuries after being beaten and stabbed by his girlfriend’s family on Friday night.
On Friday, June 8, 2018, at around 9:30 p.m. deputies responded to the report of an assault in the 32500 block of Powerline Road in Lucerne Valley. When they arrived they found the victim suffering from head trauma, trauma to his body, and a stab wound to the abdomen. Through investigation, deputies learned that the victim and his girlfriend had been living together for an unknown amount of time. The two got into an argument on Friday evening and he told her and her children to leave the home. His girlfriend left and went to her family’s home in the 13300 block of Tutelo Road in the Town of Apple Valley and talked to them about the argument.
Jose Rodriguez, 74, Jose Zamora, 18, Blanca Ash, 33, and a 17-year-old male, all of Apple Valley, went to the victim’s home and forced their way into his sliding door. They then beat the victim with a baseball bat and the juvenile stabbed the victim in the abdomen. The foursome fled following the attack, leaving the injured victim prior to the deputies arrival. The suspects were later arrested at their Tutelo Road home where the bat and the knife were recovered. The victim was airlifted to a trauma center for treatment of his injuries.
Rodriguez, Zamora, and Ash were all booked into the High Desert Detention Center for Attempted Murder and the juvenile was booked into juvenile hall for Attempted Murder. Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Malcolm Page at Vict or Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at www.wetip.com.
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