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2 men are arrested for possession of a firearm after a pursuit in Phelan

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PHELAN, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Two men were arrested for possession of a firearm after leading police on a pursuit in the community of Phelan on Monday.

On February 21, 2022, at 4:14 pm, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a carjacking in the 15200 block of Sheep Creek Road.

Sheriff’s officials said the suspects, identified as 25-year-old Christopher Mendez, a resident of Apple Valley, and 54-year-old Jonathan Delaval, a resident of Grand Terrace, drove to the marijuana grow and brandished a weapon.

A round was fired at two men on the property before stealing the victim’s black Honda Accord. Both suspects fled the location in the stolen Honda and a red Dodge truck, officials said.

Deputies located the vehicles and attempted to stop them. The vehicles failed to yield, and a pursuit ensued. At the termination of the pursuit, both suspects were taken into custody without further incident.  

According to a news release, “deputies located a holster, Glock magazine, and ammunition inside the vehicles.  Mendez and Delaval are convicted felons and prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.”

Mendez and Delaval are being held at High Desert Detention Center without bail.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Mora at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station 760-552-6800. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com. 

Two men are arrested for possession of a firearm following a vehicle pursuit in Phelan
(Christopher Mendez — Photo Facebook)
Two men are arrested for possession of a firearm following a vehicle pursuit in Phelan
(Jonathan Delaval — Photo : Facebook)
15200 Sheep Creek Road, Phelan
(Deputies responded to a carjacking in the 15200 block of Sheep Creek Road in Phelan. image: google maps)

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