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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Thursday November 16th, 2023 :: 12:48 p.m. PST


Twentynine Palms Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

DATE/TIME: NOVEMBER 16, 2023, 5:15 a.m.

INCIDENT: PC 664/187(a) - Attempted Murder

LOCATION: 6500 Block of Mariposa Avenue, Twentynine Palms

SUSPECT(S): Michael Champagne, 33 year-old Resident of Twentynine Palms

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On November 16, 2023, at approximately 5:15 a.m., Morongo Basin Station deputies responded to an assault in the 6500 block of Mariposa Avenue in the city of Twentynine Palms. During their investigation, deputies contacted the victim and learned her husband assaulted her using a belt, and strangled her to the point of asphyxiation and unconciousness. Deputies determined the suspect in this matter was Twentynine Palms resident Michael Champagne.  

Champagne was arrested for violation of Penal Code 664/187 - Attempted Murder and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail. His bail has been set at $1,000,000. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Morongo Basin Station at (760)-366-4175. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or may leave information at

Refer: Deputy A. Dennis

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No. 760-366-4175

Case No. 202301683

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

SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Emergency: 9-1-1

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