San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME OF RELEASE: January 7, 2016 at 3:30pm

INCIDENT: RAPE SUSPECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

SUSPECT: Lamont Antoine Bishop (aka: Lamont Blocker), 37, of Inglewood

VICTIMS: Confidential

Summary

On Friday September 18, 2015, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a call for service regarding a sexual assault that occurred in the City of Adelanto.

During the investigation Lamont Antoine Bishop was identified at the perpetrator of the sexual assault. An arrest warrant was issued for Bishop by the San Bernardino Superior Court Victorville District. Although a warrant was issued for Bishop’s arrest he was able to elude authorities.

On January 4, 2016 deputies responded to a second report of a sexual assault taking place within the City of Adelanto. During the investigation Bishop was identified as the perpetrator of the second sexual assault. Detectives from the Specialized Enforcement Division located Bishop at a gas station along US 395 in Bishop, and was taken into custody without incident. He is currently being held at the High Desert Detention Center with bail set at $1,150,000.

Anyone with information regarding these investigations or any other related incidents are urged to contact Detectives William Badger or Frank Hardin at (760) 552-6800.Callers wishing to remain anonymous 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 www.wetip.com.

Refer: Staci Parks

Station: Victor Valley

Phone No: 760-552-6845

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