Monday , 24 October 2016

Hostage Situation in Victorville, “Hostage” and Suspects Arrested

VICTORVILLE:( On August 27th at 10:36 a.m., Sheriff’s dispatch received a report of a man who was allegedly held hostage for four days and had escaped from a home on the 13000 block of Baylor Drive in Victorville.

The alleged victim told deputies that he managed to escape from the garage of the home. The victim told the officers that he was held hostage since he recently came into some money and the suspects had detained him to demand ransom from his family.

While speaking with the hostage victim, the alleged suspects drove by the residence, prompting officers to detain and question them.  Upon apprehension the home was searched finding a large amount of cocaine, cash and an arsenal of illegal weapons with ammunition. Some of the weapons found in the home included a AR-15 with 2 loaded magazines, an AK-47 loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition, a Cobray MAC-11 with 27 rounds, among several other weapons.

Upon further investigation, the hostage (victim) was found to not be a victim and was then arrested for filing a false police report. The suspects were arrested for the illegal weapons, illegal drugs and the cash from sale of drugs.

There is an ongoing investigation in this case, if you have any further information that may assist  authorities in this investigation you are encouraged to call  (760)241-2911 or you can leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-782-7463.

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