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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Thursday May 18th, 2023 :: 12:40 p.m. PDT


Investigation Leads to Identification, Location, and Arrest of Assault Suspect

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 10:30 p.m.

INCIDENT: P.C. 245(a)(1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon

LOCATION: 33000 block of First Street, Daggett      

SUSPECT: Joseph Clarence, 30-years old, Newberry Springs 

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Deputy W. Spurlock was dispatched to the 35000 block of Mojave Road in Daggett, in reference to an assault. Upon arriving, Spurlock located a male victim who was suffering from visible injuries. 

The victim stated he had been struck from behind causing a laceration to his head. After attempting to defend himself, he was struck a second time on his knee. The victim was knocked down and began screaming and the male suspect left. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The suspect was positively identified as Joseph Clarence, 30-year-old resident of Newberry Springs. An arrest warrant was issued for Clarence for assault with a deadly weapon. On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Sergeant Parks located Clarence in Daggett. Clarence was arrested without incident. He was transported and booked into the High Desert Detention Center. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Barstow Station 760-256-4838. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information at the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Deputy W. Spurlock

Station: Barstow

Phone No. (760)256-4838

Case No. 082300666

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
225 E Mountain View St
Barstow, CA 92311

Emergency: 9-1-1

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