VICTORVILLE, Ca. – A Victorville man who was involved in a 2017 brawl in a Hesperia Walmart in 2017 that left a man unconscious has now been arrested for assaulting a deputy.
On Monday, October 8, 2019, at around 10:54 p.m. authorities said that they received a call reporting a disturbance, possibly a family dispute, in the 11800 block of Pepperwood Street. The caller said the argument was at a neighboring home. When the deputy arrived he noticed that Dashean Antwan Wages, 26, of Victorville, was pacing in the driveway of the home. The deputy exited his vehicle and attempted to make contact with Wages, who authorities said smell as though he had been drinking. Wages refused to cooperate and appeared agitated.
The deputy attempted to detain Wages in order to speak with him and find out more about the incident leading to the call. Wages became increasingly upset and tackled the deputy to the ground. He punched the deputy multiple times and attempted to grab the deputy’s gun from his belt. The deputy guarded his gun in fear that the suspect would gain access to it and use it against him. The deputy was able to get up and use his Taser to detain the suspect.
The deputy suffered from several abrasions and cuts but did not require medical aid besides for a quick check by medical personnel at the scene. The suspect was taken to the hospital to be medically cleared before being arrested. He was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer, attempting to take a firearm from a Peace Officer, and resisting an officer.
Wages was also learned to be the suspect involved in a brawl inside the Hesperia Walmart store on Saturday, April 15, 2017, leaving the man he assaulted unconscious. Wages, who was dressed in a gray shirt in the video footage punched the man causing him to lose consciousness temporarily. Those with him encouraged him to leave the scene of the assault, but deputies later found him still inside the store and placed him under arrest for battery with serious injuries.
Wages pleaded no contest to Assault by Means of Force Likely to Cause Great Bodily Injury. He was sentenced to 3 years of probation, which was previously set to end on May 21, 2020. He was also sentenced to 150 days of work release. Wages was credited for 24 days for time served and conduct credit. The remainder of his sentence was to be served at a rate of 50%.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
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