HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) – A dispute turned violent in Hesperia when an argument between two individuals resulted in a severe injury involving a sword. At approximately 9:31 a.m., on January 25, deputies from the Hesperia Police Department were dispatched to an assault incident on the 11200 block of Balsam Avenue.
Upon their arrival, authorities discovered a victim had been assaulted with a sword following a heated verbal exchange. The suspect, who had fled the scene after the confrontation, was apprehended by officials nearby.
The investigation revealed that the altercation had escalated when the suspect, Andrew Raymond Sanchez, a 41-year-old Hesperia resident, pressed the sword against the victim’s throat.
Authorities reported that as the victim attempted to remove the blade from his throat, the assailant exerted increased force on the weapon, resulting in the victim suffering a severe injury to the hand. The injured party was subsequently transported to a trauma center to receive medical attention.
Sanchez was taken into custody and booked at the High Desert Detention Center on charges of attempted murder, with the bail set at a steep $1,000,000.00.
The Hesperia Police Department urges anyone with insight into the incident to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation.
Authorities are available to be contacted at (760) 947-1500 or through the Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.
For those wishing to provide information anonymously, the We-Tip Hotline can be reached at 1-800-78-CRIME, or tips can be left on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
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