VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A previously convicted felon arrested after allegedly pointing a rifle at a woman and her children while claiming to be a cartel member was released from custody on a bond, officials said.
On Friday, July 15, 2022, at 6:18 p.m., sheriff’s dispatch received a call from a female in fear for her and her children’s lives.
According to a sheriff’s news release, “the victim reported a male subject exited his residence while his children were next to him and pointed a rifle at the victim while making threats and claiming he was with the cartel. “
Deputies arrived on-scene and made announcements for the occupants to exit, to which they complied.
Francisco Macias, Jr., 35, a resident of Victorville, was one of the occupants and was identified as the suspect. Deputies discovered Macias was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Sheriff’s officials served a search warrant at the location which resulted in the recovery of the AR-15 used to threaten the victim, a high-capacity magazine, methamphetamines, and additional evidence related to this case.
Macias was transported and booked at High Desert Detention Center and later released from custody on a bond.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact 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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