News headline from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
Two men were arrested after tangling with a man who was repossessing their truck, eventually disconnecting the truck from the man’s tow truck and driving it away.
At around 4:30 p.m. on April 30th, deputies responded to a reported carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon case that had just occurred at a business in the 29000 block of Technology Drive, in the unincorporated area of Murrieta, east of Winchester Road/Highway 79.
Their investigation revealed that the male victim arrived at a business at this location to repossess a truck. The victim attached the truck to his vehicle’s tow bar and lifted up the truck, then got inside of the truck to prepare it for transport. He was then assaulted by two men. The victim told the two suspects he was repossessing the truck, but they continued to assault him.
The victim exited the truck he was repossessing and locked himself inside of his tow truck while he called 911 for help.
The two suspects disconnected the truck from the victim’s tow truck and fled the area in the repossessed truck.
The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the assault and declined medical attention at the scene.
In their follow-up investigation on this case, investigators were able to identify, locate, and arrest both suspects in this case.
Joshua M. Brown, 39, of Hemet, and Jason A. Diskin, 46, of Temecula, were arrested and booked into the Southwest Detention Center for carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon charges.
Anyone with further information asked to contact Investigator Michael Mejia at 951-696-3000.
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Monday, May 7, 2012
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