Downtown Needles, CA: Local man arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after assaulting two homeless victims with a bat causing severe head injuries.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information and Press Release):

Downtown Needles, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station has released publicly information regarding a local man arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after assaulting two homeless victims with a bat causing severe head injuries that occurred along the 1000 block of West Broadway in the afternoon on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department were conducting welfare checks on local homeless people. One of the homeless was suffering from a severe head wound. A short time later, another homeless man was found a few blocks away with a severe head injury.  Through an investigation, it was determined Sammy Mills used a bat and a stick to assault both victims. The victims were transported to the Colorado River Medical Center for their injuries sustained from the attack.

Mills was located hours later in a residence, subsequently arrested for PC 245(a)(1), Assault with a Deadly Weapon and booked at the Needles jail on $50,000 bail pending a court hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy M. McKay of the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department at (760) 326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information online at www.wetip.com

For press releases, news and information follow the Colorado River Station on Twitter at: @CORiverStation

Refer:              Deputy M. McKay

Station:            Colorado River Station

Phone No.       (760) 326-9200

Case No.         212100777

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

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