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Juvenile Kidnapped at Gunpoint by Adelanto Man

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ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com)- A 41-year-old Adelanto man is currently being held in lieu of $250,000 after allegedly kidnapping a juvenile at gunpoint, authorities said.

The incident was reported at 9:20 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017, in the 1200 block of Chamberlain Way in Adelanto.

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Deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff Station responded to a residence following a disturbance involving juveniles. Upon investigation, it was learned Marcus Gilmore believed his home was being broken into by some juveniles.

After speaking with some neighbors in the area, deputies located a juvenile victim inside Gilmoreā€™s residence, who explained Gilmore held him at gunpoint and threatened to shoot him.

The victim was allegedly forced into the residence by Gilmore and told to lie to deputies about what took place.

Gilmore was found to have a felony warrant for his arrest regarding a perjury case from San Bernardino Superior Court and is a convicted felon. Deputies served a search warrant at Gilmore’s residence and recovered two loaded pistols and evidence corroborating gathered statements. Gilmore was booked into High Desert Detention Center for kidnapping and his warrant.

Citizen’s are encouraged to report suspicious and criminal activity to their local Sheriff Station, 1-800-78-CRIME, or www.wetip.com and can remain anonymous.

(source: Staci Parks Victor Valley Sheriff’s station news release)

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