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Lucerne Valley man beaten and stabbed; 4 suspects arrested

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. — Three adults and one juvenile were arrested after allegedly beating a 32-year-old Lucerne Valley man with a bat and stabbing him, officials said.

On Friday, June 8, 2018, at 9:30pm, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of an assault in the 32500 block of Powerline Road in Lucerne Valley.

Deputies located the victim at the residence with trauma to his head and body. He had also suffered a stab wound to the abdomen. Through the investigation, deputies learned the victim and his live-in girlfriend were in an argument earlier in the evening and he told her and the children to leave the house. His girlfriend went to her family’s house in the 13300 block of Tutelo Road in Apple Valley and told them about the argument.

Jose Rodriguez, 74, Jose Zamora, 18, Blanca Ash, 33, and a 17-year-old male juvenile, all residents of Apple Valley went to the victim’s residence, forced entry through a sliding door, then beat the victim with a baseball bat. The juvenile suspect then stabbed the victim in the abdomen with a knife.

The suspects fled before deputies arrived but were located a short time later and arrested at the residence on Tutelo Road. The baseball bat and knife were recovered. The victim was flown to an area hospital.

Jose Rodriguez, Jose Zamora, and Blanca Ash were all booked at High Desert Detention Center for attempt murder. The juvenile suspect was booked for attempt murder at High Desert Juvenile Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Malcolm Page at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

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