VICTORVILLE – A 45-year-old Victorville transient was arrested on Thursday afternoon after assaulting two victims authorities said.
At around 3:50 p.m.,deputies from the Victorville station responded to the 14600 block of Valley Center reference a the report of a driver who tried to run another driver off of the road. When they arrived they made contact with two male victims who reported that they were assaulted by suspect, Jeremy Castro. The victims stated that Castro had caused problems in the past so when he was outside of their place of employment revving his engine, they told him to leave.
“Castro exited his vehicle with a large metal pipe and approached one of the victims (victim #1),” said Victorville Station spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez. “The man feared he would be hit and tried to take the pipe, at which time Castro punched the man in the face with his fist and drove away.”
The victims followed in a vehicle belonging to victim #2. Castro noticed the victims following him and he put his vehicle in reverse, ramming the vehicle and continuing to drive. The victims continued to follow and located Castro’s vehicle parked with Castro still inside. They parked behind him and victim #2 approached him.
“Castro grabbed the victim’s sweater and began driving while holding onto the sweater,” said Rodriguez. Victim #2 was dragged a short distance, when victim #1 hit Castro with his fist, causing him to let go.
Castro called 911 to report that he had been assaulted, but after an interview with the three involved parties and other witnesses he was arrested. Castro was booked into the High Desert Detention Center for felony assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.
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