‚ÄčIssued by

Fort Irwin Military Police

in Wife’s Death by Husband


Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Fort Irwin Military Police requested San Bernardino County Sheriff Specialized Detectives to conduct a death investigation at Fort Irwin, California. The Sheriff Detectives learned that Ervin Padgett was hospitalized Monday, November 302020.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, hospital personnel contacted Fort Irwin Military Police and asked them to conduct a welfare check of Ervin’s wife, Rebecca Padgett. At that time Military Police responded to the family home on Chuckawalla Court and found Rebecca deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. 

SBCS Detectives determined Ervin Padgett was responsible for Rebecca Padgett’s death. An arrest warrant was issued for Ervin, for the murder of Rebecca. Sheriff’s homicide, with the assistance of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, contacted Ervin in Las Vegas and arrested him for his warrant. Ervin Padgett was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and will be extradited to California after his extradition proceedings have been completed.

The Homicide of Rebecca Padgett investigation is ongoing and request of anyone with information to contact Detective David Carpenter, San Bernardino County Sheriff Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589.

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