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Suspect attempts to steal Victorville deputy’s service gun after assaulting him during struggle

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 26-year-old suspect who fought with a Victorville Police officer and attempted to take his gun was arrested Tuesday night.

The suspect, Dashean Antwan Wages, 26, was arrested on October 8th for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, attempting to take a firearm from a peace officer, and resisting an officer.

According to a sheriff’s news release, just before 11:00 pm, a deputy was dispatched to a disturbance call in the 11800 block of Pepperwood Street in Victorville. The caller heard fighting and believed it may have been a family dispute at a neighboring house.

Upon arrival, the deputy saw the suspect, Dashean Antwan Wages, pacing in his driveway. The deputy exited his patrol car and approached Wages who refused to cooperate with the deputy.

Officials said the suspect appeared agitated and had a strong smell of alcohol on him.

“During an attempt to detain the suspect, he became combative and tackled the deputy, causing him to fall to the ground. The deputy was punched multiple times, and the suspect attempted to take the deputy’s firearm from his duty belt. The struggle continued for several minutes, with the deputy fighting to keep the suspect from getting his firearm and using it against him. The deputy regained his footing and was able to deploy his Taser, enabling him to detain the suspect,” stated the release.

Sheriff’s officials said the deputy received several abrasions and cuts. He was evaluated at the scene by medical personnel and was able to return to duty.

The suspect was transported and evaluated at a local hospital. He was subsequently arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 24 1-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.

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 www.wetip.com.

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