DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:15 A.M..
INCIDENT: PC215(A) Carjacking / PC207(A) Kidnapping / PC3056 Parole Violation
LOCATION: 35000 block of Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA
SUSPECT: Mark James Wilson, 41 years of age, Newberry Springs, CA
VICTIM: 64-year-old female, resident of Newberry Springs
On Thursday, August 10, 2017, at approximately 11:15 A.M., deputies from the
Barstow Sheriff's Station went to the 35000 block of Ghost Town Road in Yermo. Sheriff's
Dispatch received information from the reporting party that the male subject, later identified
as Mark James Wilson, and the victim were fighting in the parking lot of the Yermo Chevron gas
station. The reporting party told dispatch, Wilson tried to force the victim into the
vehicle. Wilson was observed hitting the victim several times and pulled her hair,
then fled the gas station in the victim's vehicle.
Deputies contacted the victim at the Chevron gas station. The victim
had visible injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Deputies
checked the surrounding area for Wilson and the vehicle with negative results.
Deputies and detectives assigned to the Barstow Sheriff's Station located
Wilson at his place of residence. He was taken into custody without incident and booked
at the High Desert Detention Center for kidnapping, carjacking, and violation of parole.
Wilson is being held without bail. The victim's stolen vehicle was located and returned
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective
John Parks of the Barstow Sheriff's Station (760) 256-4838. Case No. 081701175.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME
(27463) or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
Credit: Report provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Dept.
Community Alliance note: The 215-pound suspect allegedly attempted to force the
64-year old woman into the victim's car at the Chevron station. The victim fought off the
suspect whereby she received significant injuries by the suspect that required her to be transported
to the Barstow Hospital. The Chevron incident is believed recorded on the fuel station's video
cameras as well as on private cell phones by witnesses.
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