DATE/TIME: July 23, 2022, at approximately 7:52 p.m.
INCIDENT: PC 245(a)(1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION: 58100 block of Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley
SUSPECT(S): Derrick Tarrant, 45-year-old male, resident of Yucca Valley
VICTIM: Confidential, 63-year-old male, resident of Yucca Valley
SUMMARY: On Saturday, July 23, 2022, at approximately 7:52 p.m., deputies from the Morongo Basin Station were dispatched to an assault at the 58100 block of Twentynine Palms Highway, in Yucca Valley. During a reported road rage incident, the suspect struck the victim, which rendered the victim unconscious. The suspect fled the scene on a maroon motorcycle prior to deputies’ arrival. The victim was transported from the scene to Hi-Desert Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries.
During the investigation, detectives identified Derrick Tarrant as the suspect and sought a warrant for his arrest. On Thursday, November 17, 2022, detectives took Tarrant into custody at a residence in the 6300 block of Goleta Avenue, in Yucca Valley. Detectives served a search warrant at the location and discovered three firearms and a stolen 2019 Harley Davidson.
Tarrant was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail for, PC 245(a)(1) – Assault with a Deadly Weapon, with the bail set at $250,000.00.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective S. Ables at 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: Detective S. Ables
Station: Morongo Basin Station
Phone No. 760-366-4175
Case No. 232201546