San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
DATE/TIME: 07/05/2016, 9:28 p.m.
INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon/ Criminal Threats
LOCATION: Valley View Street/ Begonia Place, Joshua Tree
SUSPECT(S): Fred Johnson, 49 year old resident of Joshua Tree
VICTIM(S): 43 year old resident of Joshua Tree
On Tuesday, June 5, 2016, at approximately 9:28 p.m., Fred Johnson threatened to kill the victim, during a dispute. Johnson used a weapon to strike the victim, multiple times, causing injuries. During the fight, the victim was able to gain control of the weapon, and strike Johnson in the head, causing a skull fracture. Johnson was arrested at the scene, and transported to High Desert Medical Center for treatment. Johnson was later booked at West Valley Detention Center, for assault with a deadly weapon, and criminal threats.
Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175.Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.
Refer:Deputy E. Gonzalez
Station:Morongo Basin Station
Phone No.(760) 366-4175
John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division
655 E. Third Street
San Bernardino, California 92415-0061
Telephone: (909) 387-3700