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Arthur Thomas Davies of Yucca Valley will face murder charges for the killing of 1-year-old boy

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DATE/TIME: Sunday, February 11, 2018 UPDATE: February 13, 2018

INCIDENT: PC187 Murder/PC273ab(a) Assault Resulting in the Death of a Child

LOCATION: 55500 block of Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley

SUSPECT: Arthur Thomas Davies, age 34 a resident of Yucca Valley

VICTIM: 1-year-old male, a resident of Yucca Valley

SUMMARY: UPDATE: February 13, 2018

On Monday, February 12th, at approximately 10:44 pm, doctors at the Loma Linda University Medical Center pronounced the victim deceased.

On Tuesday, February 13th, the District Attorney’s Office filed PC187 Murder and PC273ab(a) Assault Resulting in the Death of a Child against the suspect, Arthur Thomas Davies.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Chuck Phillips of the Specialized Investigation Division (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.


On Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) contacted the Sheriff’s Department regarding a one-year-old male that was airlifted to LLUMC on Saturday, February 10th, from the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. According to medical staff, the child’s injuries were suspicious, and they were requesting a deputy respond to the hospital. An investigation into the cause of the child’s injuries began immediately.

Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Crime Against Children and Homicide Details were requested and have assumed the investigation.

Through investigation, and detectives working in collaboration with Forensic Pediatricians from LLUMC have determined the child’s mother’s boyfriend, Arthur Thomas Davies, is responsible for the child’s injuries. Davies is not the biological father. The child remains in the hospital in serious condition and is on life support.

On Sunday, February 11th, Arthur Thomas Davies was arrested, transported and booked into the Central Detention Center for Attempted Murder. Davies is being held on one-million dollar bail and is scheduled to appear in court on February 14th.

Refer: Detective Chuck Phillips or Sergeant John Gaffney
Station: Specialized Investigation Division
Case No. DR# 2318000271 H#2018-014
Phone No. (909) 387-3589

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