Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information and Press Release):
Needles, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station has released publicly information regarding deputies arresting three suspects for various charges including robbery, kidnapping, and felony evading that occurred on Sunday, August 9th, 2020.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximatley 7:26 am deputies responded to a residence in the Needles area where the victim reported a robbery and kidnapping that began at the Motel 6 on J St in Needles.
During the investigation it was learned the victim was kidnapped at gunpoint from the Motel 6 and forced to go to a residence by the suspects.
Once at the residence, the suspects stole items and then made the victim take them to an ATM where the victim was forced to withdraw money.
The victim was released by the suspects and deputies were able to track them back to the Motel 6.
Because the suspects were armed and had committed a violent crime, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Division (SWAT) was called to assist.
Prior to SWAT’s arrival, King-Hobbs got into a stolen vehicle and fled the motel.
Deputies attempted to stop him but he led deputies on a high-speed pursuit on I-40 to Barstow.
King-Hobbs exited the freeway in Barstow and drove through neighborhoods where he intentionally rammed a marked Sheriff’s unit.
He eventually crashed at an apartment complex and was taken into custody.
No deputies or citizens were injured during the incident.
Deputies followed up at the Motel 6 where a search warrant was served and Thomas and Almanzor were arrested.
Weapons and evidence was located inside the motel room as well as inside the stolen vehicle driven by King-Hobbs.
King-Hobbs was booked into the Barstow Jail where he is being held pending a court hearing on $250,000 bail for PC 212.5 – Residential Robbery, PC207 – Kidnapping, CVC2800.2 – Felony Evading, PC 245 – Assault With A Deadly Weapon On A Peace Officer, and CVC 10851 – Vehicle Theft.
Hobbs was also found to have a no bail felony theft warrant and a $20,000 warrant for battery out of San Bernardino County.
He also has a no bail felony warrant out of Nevada for weapons violations.
Thomas and Almanzor were booked into the Colorado River Station Jail for PC 207 – Kidnapping with bail at $250,000 each.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Detective Brandon Abell or Detective Tim Preston at the Colorado River Station at (760)326-9200.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-788-CRIME (27463), or may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com
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Refer: Detective Brandon Abell or Detective Tim Preston
Station: Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department
Phone No: 760-326-9200
Case No: 212000619
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— SBCSD Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation) August 10, 2020