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Adelanto Man Behind Bars for Carjacking and Punching Victim



Adelanto Police

ADELANTO-( A 25-year-old Adelanto man has been arrested in connection with a Monday night carjacking, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said. At around 10:41 p.m. dispatch received a call reporting a carjacking in the area of Chaparral Avenue and Casaba Road.

The male reporting party told authorities that he was at a stop sign when the suspect walked up to the vehicle, opened the door, punched him in the face and pulled him out of the vehicle. The passenger also exited the vehicle and the suspect fled the scene in the vehicle.

Very early Tuesday morning, the vehicle was seen driving near Highway 395 and Palmdale Road. The deputy conducted a stop and the suspect, identified as Donte Markell Henry was taken into custody. He was booked into the High Desert Detention Center on carjacking charges and is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail. He is scheduled for an arraignment hearing on Thursday afternoon at the Victorville Superior Court.

Anyone with information relating to the above crimes is urged to contact Deputy Scott Hamilton at the Victor Valley Sherriff’s Station, (760) 552-6801. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME.