Car Theft Suspect Charged with Attacking Deputy

Car Theft Suspect Charged with Attacking Deputy

GRAND TERRACE – A suspect taken into custody while trying to steal a car eventually attacked a San Bernardino County deputy when he got to jail on Wednesday, September 2.

Sean Matthew Spencer, 24, of Grand Terrace, will face two court dates, one on September 11 and another on September 15 at San Bernardino Superior Court, facing numerous charges.

In the early morning hours of September 2, Deputy Chase Ash responded to a call at the 12300 block of Pascal Avenue, dispatched there because the resident reported his car alarm had gone off. According to reports, the unidentified victim went out and saw Spencer in his car, noticing he’d broken a window to gain access, also removing a tool box. When Spencer saw the victim, he fled on a bicycle.

When deputies conducted a check of the area, Spencer was found and detained pending identification. Eventually, the victim identified Spencer as the man that broke into his vehicle. He was arrested also for an outstanding warrant on a prior theft case, and taken to the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino for booking.

When arriving at the jail, as Ash opened the door to the patrol unit, according to reports, Spencer forcefully kicked the door open causing it to strike the deputy. Spencer was booked on an additional charge of assault on an executive officer, according to court records.

Reports of other possible vehicle burglaries are being investigated with Spencer a suspect in those cases, according to reports. He is charged with assaulting an officer, burglary and petty theft.

He was scheduled for a September 11 court appearance in Rancho Cucamonga on petty theft charges, bail set at $10,000. The other scheduled court appearance will take place on September 15 at San Bernardino Superior Court, facing the burglary and resisting charges. Bail was set at $75,000.

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