A young man and woman who allegedly attacked a Perris homeowner during a robbery that the victim managed to foil, despite being injured, were behind bars Thursday, along with a teenage cohort suspected of joining them.
Cameran Jamal Deneal and Elizabeth Gutierrez, both 19 and of Perris, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of home invasion robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit a felony. Deneal was booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, where he’s being held on $150,000 bail. Gutierrez was booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside, where she’s also being held on $150,000 bail.
A 16-year-old girl who allegedly conspired with them was booked into Southwest Juvenile Hall. Her identity was not disclosed due to her age, and bail information was not available.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Tinker, on Wednesday afternoon, the trio went to the victim’s property in the 3000 block of Avishan Drive, near Walnut Street, where Gutierrez and the teen allegedly pretended to want to speak to the man, who was an acquaintance.
“They planned to rob him when they arrived at his residence,” Tinker said.
The sergeant alleged that once inside the home, the two female suspects attacked the man, and at some point, Deneal gained access to the residence and “pistol-whipped” the victim, hitting him an undisclosed number of times on the head.
The homeowner was able to overpower Deneal, however, wrestling the gun away and restraining the suspect, according to Tinker.
He said that patrol deputies were called to the location and took Deneal into custody without further incident, but Gutierrez and the teen had fled.
During a neighborhood canvass, Gutierrez and the girl were located and taken into custody without a struggle, according to Tinker.
The homeowner was taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate head injuries. He’s expected to make a full recovery, the sergeant said.
Background information on the suspects was not available.