San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:  December 17, 2016. 5:15PM

Incident:  Recovery of a Stolen Vehicle.

Arrest of Fugitive out of Nevada.
Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.

Location:  1900 Block Clary Drive, Needles, CA.

Suspect(s):  Alfred James Hicks (38) Kingman, AZ.

Clifford Lee Abrams (49) Mohave Valley, AZ.
Destiny Brown (21) Needles, CA. 

Victim(s):  Confidential


On Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., deputies from the Needles Police and Sheriff’s Department, received a Lojack notification of a stolen vehicle in the area of Bailey Avenue and J Street. The vehicle in question was located and the license plate was confirmed stolen by dispatch. Deputies conducted a felony traffic stop on the 1900 block of Clary Drive. All occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without incident. The driver, Hicks, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. A records check of Hicks, also showed he was a fugitive from Nevada and wanted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for attempted murder. Abrams was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and syringes. Abrams also had multiple warrants for his arrest. Brown exhibited signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. All three subjects were transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking. Hicks and Abrams were held without bail. Brown was later cite released. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s Station at (760) 326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer:Deputy Tyler Bengard
Station:ColoradoRiver Station
Phone No.760-326-9200
Case No.211601254

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