On Monday, July 28,
2014 at 7:30 p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's
Department, Highland Station, responded to a reported assault in the area of
Sterling Ave and Baseline St, in the City of Highland.
that the victim, a real estate investor, went to a residence in the 6900 block
of Elm St on the evening of July 28, 2014.
The residence is listed for sale and the victim believed the home to be
vacant. As the victim walked around the
home, he was confronted by Phung who demanded the victim's car keys. When the victim refused, Phung assaulted the
victim, punching him in the face repeatedly.
The victim was able to get away from Phung and flee the scene in his
vehicle. The victim sustained serious
facial injuries during the assault.
investigation, deputies went to the crime scene and found evidence indicating
that the suspect was possibly inside the vacant home. Deputies made entry and found Phung hiding in
a hall closet. Evidence found at the
scene indicated that Phung was possibly squatting at the residence. Phung was arrested on charges of attempted
carjacking and assault with serious injuries.
He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center.
At the time of his arrest, Phung was
found to be on supervised probation as a result of California Assembly Bill
As part of Governor Jerry Brown's
Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court
decision requiring the state to lower its prison population by 30,000;
offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions will serve
reduced sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through
Refer: Sgt. James Porter
Station: Highland Station
No. 909 425-9793