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Victorville Man Arrested for Attempted Murder in Stabbing



VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( Police arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed another man behind a shopping center in Victorville, according to authorities.

Officers were called to the stabbing in the area of Seventh Street and La Paz Drive around 2:02 p.m. Saturday.

The suspect, Desmen Bentley, confronted the victim, a 37-year-old male and stabbed him multiple times in his chest, arm, and back, authorities said.

When deputies arrived the victim was bleeding and having difficulty breathing. He was flown to a trauma center for medical treatment.

It’s unclear what led up to the stabbing. Police are still investigating and haven’t yet determined a motive for the attack.

The suspect was arrested for attempted murder and booked at the High Desert Detention Center. Bentley, a Victorville resident, is being held in lieu of $1 million bail, according to jail records.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. 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