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GTA suspect arrested after barricading himself in Victorville garage

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Victorville transient who barricaded himself inside a garage for several hours Tuesday, officials said.

It all started on April 29, 2018, when the suspect Jimmy Newton, 43, stole his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle from her apartment in the 16600 block of A Street in Victorville.

Police said, Newton showed up unexpectedly and after he left she found her silver Honda Civic missing. “She told deputies Newton had previously taken a key to the car and had never returned it,” sheriff’s officials said.

The vehicle was found April 30th near a homeless encampment off Mineral Road. Newton was not at the location at the time the vehicle was recovered.

On May 1, 2018, Deputy Harvey learned Newton was in the garage of an apartment near 8th and B Streets in the city of Victorville. When deputies arrived, Newton had barricaded himself inside the garage with his ex-girlfriends Pitbull.

“During negotiations to get Newton to exit the garage, he threatened to release the dog on the deputies. Newton had armed himself with a sword and at one point held a knife to his own throat. After negotiating with Newton for just over two hours, he exited the garage and was taken into custody,” officials said.

Newton, who was on felony probation, was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for vehicle theft and violation of probation. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on May 3, 2018.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. 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

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