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Hesperia Man Jailed for 12 Days after Holding Knife to Girlfriend’s Throat

Hesperia Man Jailed for 12 Days after Holding Knife to Girlfriend’s Throat

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A Hesperia man was charged by the San Bernardino District Attorney’s office after a disturbance at the Oyo Hotel late last month.

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, at around 3:45 a.m. for the report of a disturbance. When they arrived at the motel in the 15700 block of Mojave Drive, they learned that Dwayne Charles Hammer, 25, went to the motel room where his 23-year-old estranged girlfriend and their one-month-old daughter were staying. He forced his way inside the room and held a knife to the woman’s throat and body as she held their small child. Hammer ordered her to leave and she ran from the room with the infant. 

Hammer was located inside the room and he fought with deputies, causing injury to one of the deputy’s hands. He was arrested and booked into jail for assault with a deadly weapon, child cruelty, and resisting a Peace Officer causing injury. The District attorney’s office reviewed the case and charged Hammer with one count each of Cruelty to Child by Endangering Health and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. In addition, Hammer was charged with three charges of Resist, Obstruct, Delay Of Peace Officer or EMT.

Hammer appeared at the Victorville Superior Court on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, Hammer pleaded no contest to misdemeanor Cruelty to Child by Endangering Health. In addition, he pleaded guilty to felony check forgery from an unrelated June 16, 2020, incident.

All other charges were dropped as a result of the plea agreement. Hammer was sentenced to 25 days in jail, 13 days of time served and 12 days conduct credit. He also received 3 years of summary probation and a 52-week Child Abuse Prevention Program. 

A year ago on July 18, 2019, Hammer was arrested for three misdemeanor charges including unreasonable noise, false representation and willful cruelty to a child. Pursuant to a plea agreement he was only charged for the noise and false representation violation and served ten days in jail.

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