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Convicted Felon Arrested After Shooting at Hesperia Home



HESPERIA, Calif.(– A 49-year-old convicted felon from Hesperia was arrested for firing at an inhabited dwelling, authorities said.

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at approximately 12:36 a.m., Deputies of the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the area of Lemon Street and Peach Avenue. While deputies were en route, additional information was reported that shots were coming from a residence in the 18000 block of Lemon St.

Deputies arrived to find bullet holes in an exterior of a home. Contact was made with suspect Jerry Lamar Leigh, a convicted felon, who was found to be in possession of a firearm and ammunition. No one was harmed, and the only damage was to the exterior of a neighboring residence.

Suspect Leigh was arrested and booked at HDDC on charges of PC246-Shoting at an Inhabited Dwelling, PC29800(a)(1)- Felon in possession of a firearm and PC30305(a)(1)- Felon in possession of ammunition. Bail is set at $250,000.

Hesperia Station encourages our citizens to report suspicious activity and information such as shots heard. Without their assistance deputies may not have been able to pinpoint the exact location the shots came from. To report a crime you can contact Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956-5001, 911 for emergencies, or remain anonymous by calling We Tip at 800-78-Crime.

(Hesperia Police Department press release)


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