Mark James Wilson of Newberry Springs
Arrested For Kidnapping And Carjacking

Bizarre elderly abuse incident occurs at Yermo's Chevron station.

Posted: August 11, 2017


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 to her.

    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

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.

Mark James Wilson lodging.

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