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Victorville man arrested for allegedly murdering his girlfriend

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( Saul Ricks, 45, of Victorville, was arrested for the murder of his then-girlfriend Veda Mims who was fatally assaulted inside her Victorville apartment.

On October 13, 2017, Veda’s sister contacted sheriff’s dispatch and requested a welfare check after not hearing from her for several days. She said it was out of character for her sister not to call.

At 12:53 a.m., deputies responded to Veda’s apartment in the 15700 block of Sueno Lane and found 46-year-old Veda Mims dead inside her home.

During the investigation, detectives learned Mims was ‘fatally assaulted inside’ of her apartment and her boyfriend Saul Ricks was determined to be the suspect, sheriff’s officials said.

Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Detail (SED) determined Ricks had fled to Oklahoma City.

SED personnel contacted the United States Marshalls Fugitive Task Force in Oklahoma who located Ricks and took him into custody on October 18th.

On Friday, October 20th, Ricks was transported back to San Bernardino County where he will face charges for the murder of Mims.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Walter Peraza at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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