OAK HILLS – A 21-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder after dragging a deputy with his vehicle on Sunday. The deputy from the Victor Valley station responded reference the report of a subject in a parked vehicle at the Chevron Station at Escondido Avenue and Ranchero Road. Planning to conduct a welfare check on the subject, the deputy approached the vehicle and made contact with the suspect, Tristan Wyatt Thorwaldson.
Thorwaldson refused to speak with the officer and began to drive away. The deputy, in fear of being run over, grabbed onto the driver’s side window frame as the vehicle sped away dragging the deputy around 230 feet. The deputy was able to let go as Thorwaldson slowed to turn a corner. The deputy suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital. Deputies responded to assist and pursued Thorwaldson through Hesperia and into Victorville for around 6.5 miles authorities said.
Thorwaldson eventually stopped and was taken into custody in the 12800 block of Sixth Avenue. He was booked into the High Desert Detention Center for attempted murder. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail and is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon.
nyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Kevin Riberich at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760)552-6801. Those wishing to remain anonymous can report information to We Tip by calling (800)78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at www.wetip.com.
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