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Man bitten during bar fight in Hesperia, 3 women arrested

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — Sheriff’s officials said three women were arrested after a 51-year-old Victorville man was bitten in the arm during a bar fight inside the Whiskey Barrel.

On September 2, 2021, at approximately 5:04 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Station along with rescue personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the Whiskey Barrel Bar, 12055 Mariposa Road, in reference to a fight inside the business.

Through investigation, it was discovered that the victim and the suspect, 24-year-old Shelsea Martinez, a resident of Victorville, were in a verbal argument and a fight ensued.

“During the fight, Martinez bit the victim and caused major injuries to his arm,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

According to the release, when deputies attempted to detain Martinez, 46-year-old Shannon McDermott, a resident of Wilmodar, and 27-year-old Veronica Gonzalez, a resident of Hesperia, actively obstructed and resisted deputies.

After a brief struggle, Martinez, McDermott and Gonzalez were detained. The male victim from Victorville was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Martinez was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for PC 203- Mayhem. Gonzalez was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for PC 148(a)(1)- Obstruct/Resist a Peace Officer and a misdemeanor warrant. McDermott was cite-released for PC 148(a)(1).

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