VICTORVILLE:(VVNG.com)- A 56-year-old Victorville man is currently behind bars at the High Desert Detention Center and is being held on a $50,000 bail after committing a grand theft auto crime.
On Saturday, June 13, 2015 At approximately 3:00 P.M., Victorville Deputies were dispatched to a report of a grand theft auto that occurred in the area of Amargosa Road and Palmdale Road in Victorville.
The victim advised deputies he had a 2006 Nissan for sale and the suspect described as a Black Male Adult dressed in a tuxedo, approached the victim and asked to test drive the vehicle.
The suspect, later identified as David Givens, stole the vehicle and fled southbound on Amargosa Road. Givens entered the I-15 south bound at Main Street with the victim following while giving updated information to Sheriff’s Dispatch.
According to authorities, traffic was heavy and Givens drove on the left emergency lane with the victim following. Area law enforcement was notified and air support was requested.
Victorville deputies attempted to catch up to the fleeing vehicle, but were unable to due to safety concerns.
The victim lost sight of their vehicle in the area of Oak Hills after it possibly was involved in a hit & run traffic collision. The victim responded to the Victorville Station to file a formal theft report and to identify the suspect, Givens.
The following day, on June 14th at 1:26 A.M., a Deputy on patrol in the area of Village Drive and Amargosa Road saw the reported stolen vehicle.
A felony traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Givens, was arrested.
Givens is currently on probation. Court records show he was convicted on 11/8/2014 and 7/9/14 for similar incidents. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.