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Tuesday December 5th, 2023 :: 08:36 a.m. PST


Detectives Investigate In-Custody Death at High Desert Detention Center

DATE/TIME: December 2, 2023, 7:56 a.m.

INCIDENT: In-Custody Death

LOCATION: High Desert Detention Center, 9438 Commerce Way, Adelanto

DECEASED PARTY: Corey Bennett, 50-year-old Male, Resident of Adelanto

SUMMARY: On Friday, December 1, 2023, at 10:40 a.m., Corey Bennett was arrested at Victorville Courthouse as a court remand for grand theft and possession of a stolen vehicle. It was believed Bennett was attempting to bring a controlled substance into the jail facility and he was placed in a cell for observation. 

On Saturday, December 1, 2023, at approximately 7:56 a.m., Bennett became ill while in the cell and medical attention was provided. Bennett’s condition worsened and he was transported to a local hospital. Despite lifesaving measures, Bennett was pronounced deceased.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division are conducting the investigation. The cause and manner of death is pending Coroner investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Ian Gosswiller, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Ian Gosswiller or Sergeant Michael Warrick

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. DR#312300486 / H#2023-129

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

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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