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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Joshua Tree - Suspect arrested for Murder

DATE/TIME:          Sunday, October 6, 2013/2:20 a.m.

LOCATION:          63000 block of Pole Road, Joshua Tree 

VICTIM:                 Lionel Blankenship, age 50 or Joshua Tree

SUSPECT:            Gregory Allen Dominguez, age 45 of Joshua Tree


On Sunday, October 6, 2013, at about 2:20 a.m. deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station responded to the 63000 block of Pole Road, for the report of a stabbing.  When deputies arrived they located the victim, Lionel Blankenship, near the roadway deceased from a stab wound.   Deputies detained Gregory Dominguez nearby and requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail.  After processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses, detectives booked Dominguez for murder at the Morongo Basin Detention Center.


The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Joseph Janowicz or Sergeant Chris Fisher at (909) 387-3589. 



Refer:          Public Affairs Division

Phone No.:  (909) 387-3599

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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