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DATE/TIME: January 1, 2019 @ 1330 Hours

INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon

LOCATION: 1400 Block of J Street, Needles

SUSPECT(S): Shawn Richards, age 29 a resident of Needles

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at approximately 1:30 pm, deputies from the Needles Police and Sheriff’s Department, responded to the Colorado River Medical Center, reference a subject with stab wounds. While conducting the investigation, deputies were advised the incident occurred at the Motel 6 in the 1400 block of J Street in the city of Needles. After conducting several interviews, the suspect was identified as Shawn Richards. Richards was located on the 1900 block of Smokestack Drive in the city of Needles. Richards was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Colorado River Station Jail for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Richards is currently being held on $50,000 bail, pending a court hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Fernando Hernandez of the Colorado River Station (760)326-9200. Callers wishing to remain annonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-crime (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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Refer: Deputy F. Hernandez

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 211900004

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department