On Tuesday, August
26, 2014, at approximately 3:59 a.m., deputies from the Morongo Basin station
responded to an unknown problem call at a business located in the 58000 block
of Twentynine Palms Highway, in the town of Yucca Valley.
deputies located an elderly male adult, in a recreational vehicle (RV), suffering
from apparent stab wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators
from Sheriff's Homicide Division responded to the location and are conducting
At approximately 9:30
a.m., the suspect, James Adam Webb, was apprehended by detectives of the
Sheriff's Specialized Enforcement Division, as well as patrol personnel, within
the Paradise Valley area. Webb attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended.
investigation, it was determined the victim was possibly killed during a
carjacking. Webb was booked for P.C. 187(a), murder, and is currently being
held at the Morongo Basin jail without bail. The victim's name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
The investigation is
ongoing and no additional information is available for release at this time.
information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Jon Woods or
Sergeant Trevis Newport of the Sheriff's Homicide Division at
909-387-3589. Callers wishing to remain
anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-Crime or you may
leave information on the We-Tip website www.wetip.com
Sergeant Trevis Newport or Detective Jon Woods
No. 231401650 H#2014-075