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Four Arrests Following Shots Fired Outside Break N Run Bar


October 10, 2016

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Sunday, October 9, at 1:31 a.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fight involving multiple subjects at the Break N Run Bar. As deputies were responding additional information was aired that four black male adults got into a newer model silver 4‑door Nissan. As they were leaving, one of the occupants of the Nissan held a handgun out the window and fired 4-5 rounds into the air as they were exiting the parking lot, east onto Twentynine Palms Hwy. Many business patrons and some employees were in the parking lot during the shooting.

A deputy saw a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle traveling east on Twentynine Palms Hwy and then turned into the Denny’s restaurant parking lot in Twentynine Palms. The deputy immediately conducted a felony traffic enforcement stop on the vehicle which was occupied by four black male subjects. Additional deputies arrived on scene and all four subjects were directed out of the vehicle and detained pending further investigation.

Through investigation, two semi auto handguns were located in the passenger areas of the vehicle, as well as additional evidence at the scene. Passenger Michael A. Jolly II (age 29) was arrested for the negligent discharge of a firearm. The driver Richard Harris (age 26) and the two additional passengers, Corderous A. Mahone (age 26) and Craig Chapman (age 24), were arrested for being accessories to a felony. All were from the Palms Marine Corp Base.

All four were transported to the Morongo Basin Jail. Jolly was booked for Penal Code 246.3(a) in lieu of $50,000 bail. Harris, Mahone and Chapman were booked for PC 32 in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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