Needles, CA: Attempted murder incident at the Route 66 Bar.


Needles, CA: Attempted murder incident at the Route 66 Bar.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 11:30pm PT on Saturday, January 31st, 2016, a fight broke out at Route 66 Bar located at 1900 Needles Highway in Needles, California.

During the fight an unknown Hispanic or Indian male struck the victim on the back of the head with a glass bottle.

The victim was knocked unconscious immediately and fell to the floor.

While lying motionless on the floor 41 year old John Garcia of Mohave Valley, Arizona and 39 year old Jacob Knox of Las Vegas, Nevada kicked the victim’s head.

The victim’s girlfriend and friends continually attempted to fend off John Garcia and Jacob Knox, but the 2 continued to kick the victim in the head.

While attempting to protect the victim, one of the friends fell to the floor and John Garcia kicked him several times, rendering him unconscious as well.

The 3 suspects left the bar prior to the deputies arrival.

The victim was flown to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada for treatment and is in critical condition.

On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, Jacob Knox was located by Needles Detectives in Las Vegas, Nevada with the help of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and arrested without incident.

Jacob Knox was booked on a fugitive warrant for attempted murder into the Clark County jail.

John Garcia was located and arrested by Needles Detectives in Needles, California for attempted murder without incident and booked into the Needles, California jail.

The third suspect has not been identified, but is described by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as a Hispanic or Native Indian male, approximately 38-40 years old, 5’08” to 5’10” tall, and 200 pounds.

He has long black hair, is possibly a truck driver, and identified himself as “Manuel” the night of the incident.

Anyone one with information regarding this incident should contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200, or those who wish to remain anonymous can call: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463).

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