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Convicted felon arrested for possession of a firearm and child cruelty in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Police arrested a previously convicted felon for possession of a firearm, ammunition, and child cruelty, officials said.

The suspect, Antonio D. Smith, 50, of Victorville was arrested on Friday, January 10, 2019, at his home in the 16100 block of Vallejo Street.

According to a sheriff’s news release, Deputy A. Curtis conducted an investigation and obtained a search warrant for the residence.

At about 10:46 am, deputies served the search warrant and detained Smith as he was attempting to leave the location. “At the time of his detention, Smith had a loaded firearm in his possession,” stated the release.

Inside the home, deputies found a large amount of cash, PCP, methamphetamine, multiple prescription pills, and miscellaneous paraphernalia associated with the use and sale of narcotics that belonged to Smith, officials said.

Smith is a convicted felon who lives in the home with three other adults and a 6-year old child.

Smith was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for felon in possession of a firearm, prohibited person in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled substance while armed, transportation of a controlled substance, and child cruelty. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

(photo: SBSD – Victorville Police Department)
(photo: SBSD – Victorville Police Department)

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