VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A 44-year-old Victorville man was arrested following a domestic disturbance leading to a barricade incident.
On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at around 12:56 p.m., deputies from the Victorville Station responded to the 16600 block of A Street in the City of Victorville for the report of a domestic disturbance. The woman reported that she was held against her will by her boyfriend, Jimmy Newton. She said that Newton had lunged at her with a screwdriver, threatened to kill her, and threatened to burn the house down. The woman, with the help of friends was able to escape and deputies evacuated her and her friends from the property. Residents in homes near the incident location were also evacuated.
Newton locked himself inside the home and would not come out. Deputies attempted to get him to come out but he refused, telling the deputies he wanted to die. The SWAT team was requested at the scene to assist. Eventually, after attempting to convince Newton to come out they deployed non-lethal gas into the house. Newton exited the home and was taken into custody. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and will be booked into jail. His charges include felony assault, false imprisonment, and threatening a crime. The victim did not sustain any physical injuries during the incident.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy S. Tamayo 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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