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Two Arrests Made in Newberry Springs Assault with a Deadly Weapon

NEWBERRY SPRINGS-( A Newberry Springs teen and man are behind bars after an assault with a deadly weapon that occurred in Yermo on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

A 21-year-old man, identified as Newberry Springs resident, Wesley Phillips and a 16-year-old male got into a verbal altercation. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said that during the argument, Phillips placed a wood baton on a table and continued to confront the teen.

The teen displayed a handgun and hit the victim (Phillips) in the head with the wood baton. The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries that were a result of the incident.

On October 28th, the Special Enforcement Division assisted in the service of a search warrant on the 39800 block of Tami Rd. in Newberry Springs.  Multiple weapons were recovered at the home, including brass knuckles, the handgun involved in the assault and several other firearms.

Both suspects were located and arrested without incident. Phillips was transported to Barstow Jail where he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. The juvenile was transported to High Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center where he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. The bail for each suspect was set at $50,000.00.

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