Felon with a gun

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DATE/TIME: August 8, 2020/ 3:34 a.m.

INCIDENT: Reckless Evading of a Peace Officer/ Felon in possession of a firearm

LOCATION: Old Woman Springs Road/ Hillcrest Drive, Yucca Valley

SUSPECT(S): Samuel Deckard, 19-year-old resident of Riverside

SUMMARY: On August 8, 2020, deputies assigned to the Morongo Basin Station attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Samuel Deckard for vehicle code violations on Old Woman Springs Road near Hillcrest Drive in the town of Yucca Valley. Deckard failed to yield and drove in excess of over 100 mph in an effort to evade deputies. Deckard led deputies approximately 35 miles into Lucerne Valley. Deputies from Lucerne Valley Station assisted and set up a spike strip. The spike strip was effective and disabled Deckard’s vehicle. The pursuit ended on Old Woman Springs Road near Oakdale Avenue in Lucerne Valley. Deckard was taken into custody without incident.

During the investigation deputies located a handgun, ammunition, and a large capacity magazine located inside Deckard’s vehicle. Deckard is a convicted felon and on probation, he was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail and being held in lieu of $100,000.00 bail.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Statoin at (760) 366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may cotnact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

Refer: Deputy J. Ortiz

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No. (760) 366-4175

Case No. 232001598

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