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Man Arrested for False Imprisonment After Attempting to Drag Woman into Hesperia Home

Man Arrested for False Imprisonment After Attempting to Drag Woman into Hesperia Home

HESPERIA – A man who was on post-release community supervision (PRCS) was arrested after attempting to gain entry into a Hesperia home last week.

At around 7:45 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018, Saul Mejia, 37, attempted to gain entry to a home in the 18000 block of Sequoia Street. The children who lived in the home were inside and called 911 for deputy assistance. When deputies arrived the children ran out the door. The mother of the children arrived home at the same time deputies arrived and Mejia grabbed the woman, attempting to drag her into the home. “Deputies were able to get Mejia to release the victim and take him into custody,” said Hesperia Sheriff’s Department Spokeswoman Jaclyn Chambers. “During this time Mejia caused damage to vehicles at the location.”

Chambers said that Mejia was known to the woman, but details about the relationship was unclear, Mejia was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for False Imprisonment,  Obstructing/Resisting Arrest, and Vandalism. He is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail. 

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

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  • Hesperia Police: File Photo: Gary Martin