APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Police arrested an Apple Valley couple who allegedly fired multiple rounds into an apartment complex before leading deputies on a pursuit Friday morning.
Just before 11:00 am, Apple Valley station deputies responded to the 29000 block of Sioux Road after receiving reports of people shooting from a silver Mercedes Benz SUV.
After firing the rounds into the apartment, the SUV and its occupants fled the location.
Detectives were provided with a good vehicle description and located the SUV driving in the area. They attempted an enforcement stop but the vehicle failed to yield leading deputies on a pursuit.
Officials said, the pursuit continued for approximately 2 miles and it came to an end at the corner of Yucca Loma and Yakima Roads. The passenger, identified as Horbert Thursby, 32, fled from the vehicle and was found hiding in an apartment at the corner of Yakima and Powhatan Roads. He was taken into custody without incident.
The driver of the Mercedes, 34-year-old Tanesha Moore, of Apple Valley, was taken into custody without incident at the termination point of the pursuit.
According to a sheriffs news release, through investigation officials determined the suspects were involved in a verbal altercation with the victim earlier in the day. During the argument, Moore and Thursby allegedly pulled a firearm, drove to the victim’s apartment and fired several rounds into the victim’s apartment.
The intended victim was not home at the time of the shooting. The suspects fled the area and drove to Navajo and Powhatan Roads where they encountered the victim in her vehicle in a parking lot.
Officials said Moore pulled behind the victim with her Mercedes Benz SUV and rammed the victim’s vehicle from behind, pushing the victim’s vehicle forward.
“Moore drove forward a second time at a high rate of speed, ramming the victim’s vehicle a second time, causing major damage to the victim’s vehicle, forcing the victim’s vehicle into a parked vehicle and knocking the victim unconscious, causing injury to the victim,” stated the release.
After ramming the victim’s vehicle, the suspects fled the area and were spotted by Apple Valley Detectives and the vehicle pursuit ensued.
As part of the investigation, Detectives from the Apple Valley Station authored and served three separate search warrants.
According to the release, Thursby was recently released from custody on October 26th, on his own recognizance after being booked on felony grand theft and conspiracy to commit grand theft charges.
Thursby and Moore were both booked in High Desert Detention Center for PC 664/187(a) Attempt Murder.
Anyone with further information about this incident is urged to contact the Apple Valley Police Department Detective Division.