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Las Vegas Man Arrested for Kidnapping and Attempted Murder of Teens

VICTORVILLE-(  A 22-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested on Saturday for the kidnapping and attempted murder of two teens. On Saturday, April 30th deputies from the Victorville Police department responded to St. Mary’s Medical Center  to investigate a kidnapping and attempted murder.

The 17-year-old female and 17-year-old male were taken to the emergency room by a truck driver that stopped to help them after they got away from the suspect. According to San Bernardino County officials, the two teens just returned from the high school prom and went to the male victim’s apartment to retrieve some personal items.

Just as the male victim got out of his vehicle, the suspect, identified as Jared Trevon James pulled into the parking lot. James, a longtime friend of the female victim, forced the two into his vehicle at gunpoint. He drove the two to an area near the 15 freeway and Dale Evans Parkway stopping the car in an isolated area.

The suspect and male victim began to fight causing the gun to discharge twice. The discharged bullets did not make contact with the victims or suspect. The female victim escaped as the two continued to fight and ran to a nearby truck. During the fight the victim was able to gain possession of the gun and hit the suspect with it and ran from the scene.

The truck driver and female victim drove back toward the area where the incident occurred and found the male victim. The truck driver then drove the two to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

The suspect drove to a family member’s house and the family member transported him to Loma Linda Veteran’s Hospital. The gun was located near the scene of the incident and the vehicle was located and recovered at a Victorville, Seneca Road address.

The female victim did not suffer any physical injuries and the male victim was treated for his injuries and released.

The suspect was treated for his injuries and arrested for kidnapping and attempted murder. He was booked at the West Valley Detention Center and is being held on $1,000,000.00 bail. He is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court for an arraignment hearing Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with further information on this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Mason at 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 (27436) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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