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Teen driver threatened with baseball bat after minor crash in Victorville; man arrested

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 19-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly threatened a teen with a baseball bat following a minor traffic accident, officials said.

It happened on May 22, 2019, 11:07 am, in the area of Hesperia Road and Cherry Hill Drive in Victorville.

Deputies responded to reference a two-vehicle collision and while en route, received additional info advising one of the involved drivers had a baseball bat and appeared to be threatening to assault the other driver, officials said.

According to a sheriff’s news release about the incident, “upon arrival, deputies discovered the 17-year old male victim and 19-year old Ronald Earl Fredrick had been involved in a minor vehicle collision. When the victim tried to exchange information with Fredrick he attempted to leave the scene. The victim used his cell phone in an attempt to take a photo of Fredrick and his vehicle license plate. Fredrick exited his vehicle with a baseball bat and charged towards the victim while threatening him.”

Deputies arrived on scene and were able to take Fredrick into custody without incident. He was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon and threatening crime with intent to terrorize.

According to public arrest records, Fredrick’s bail is set at $50,000 and he’s scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on May 24, 2019.

Officials said no injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy M. Martinez at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 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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