A man is behind bars and a woman is out on bail Wednesday on suspicion of carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon — rocks.
David Jaurequi, 33, and Destiney Fisher, 32, both of Redondo Beach, were arrested Sept. 25 in the 13000 block of 10th Avenue after deputies responded to a call regarding assault with a deadly weapon and a vehicle theft in progress, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Sgt. Mike McTigue said the reporting party witnessed two suspects arrive at the reporting party’s property driving what was allegedly a stolen utility vehicle. The suspects then began threatening an employee in attempt to steal another vehicle, McTigue said.
As the reporting party and threatened employee attempted to prevent the suspects from fleeing, they allegedly attacked the threatened employee with rocks, McTigue said.
The victim was hit in the shoulder and head by what was described as a “softball sized” rock, leaving bruises.
Riverside County Fire Department personnel treated the victim on site.
Deputies detained Jaurequi and Fisher at the scene, and they were initially booked into the Blythe jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, carjacking, criminal threats, possession of a stolen vehicle, elder abuse, conspiracy and felony vandalism, the sheriff’s department said.
Fisher has since posted bail and was expected to appear at the Blythe Courthouse on Nov. 23, according to jail records.
Jaurequi was moved to the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio, where he was being held on $60,000 bail. He was expected to make his initial appearance at the Larson Justice Center in Indio on Wednesday.