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Assailant jailed after assault with a metal pole

June 17, 2017

NEEDLES, Calif – On Tuesday, June 13 at about 6:14 in the morning, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department responded to a home in the 1900 block of Desoto Street in Needles after a report of a man who had been beaten with a metal pole and sustained a broken leg.

A suspect was identified as Francisco Garcia (age 40 of Needles) who had since fled the area on foot.

On Thursday, June 15, Garcia was located in an abandoned house in the 200 block of Bazabooth Street in Needles and taken into custody. Garcia was transported to the Needles Police Station, where he was interviewed and booked into the Needles Jail for assault with a deadly weapon. His bail was set at $50,000.

Garcia is currently on formal felony probation for False Imprisonment.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Deputy Whitcomb at (760) 326-9200.

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

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

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