VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A Victorville man was arrested after attempting to run over a deputy with his truck on Sunday.
At around 9:18 p.m. a deputy from the Victorville station attempted to stop a vehicle near D and 7th Streets for a traffic violation. The driver pulled into the parking lot, where the deputy made contact with them. As the deputy walked from his patrol car, with the red and blue lights activated to the stopped vehicle, he heard the squeal of tires. He looked back and saw a black Ford F150 pickup truck driving toward him. The deputy quickly moved out of the driver’s path when the vehicle was around 5’ away from him. He continued speeding through the parking lot and drove onto 7th Street.
Other deputies responded to the area and located the pickup truck driving south on 7th Street. The driver, Landon Bruce Cripe, 38, stopped the truck in the middle of 7th Street, near Desert Knoll Drive. He was booked at the High Desert Detention Center and later transferred to the West Valley Detention Center. . He was booked for felony assault with a deadly weapon. The deputy did not sustain any injuries.
The case has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review and consideration of further charges, pending the results of the blood alcohol test. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on July 31, 2019.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy A. Ramos at 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 the information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
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