For Kidnapping His Children
August 22nd, Hesperia Sheriff Deputies responded to a call for
service where a subject was reported for brandishing a weapon. After
investigation, Phillip Williamson was identified as a suspect who drove to
Timberlane Park in Hesperia where the victim and their two children were.
Williamson reportedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim, saying he
was going to take his children, then put the children in his vehicle and fled
An area check was conducted in the 19000 block of Yucca Street where the victims and Williamson reside. Williamson’s vehicle was located there. Sheriff Deputies attempted to make contact with Williamson, but he would not comply and refused to come out of his residence.
Due to the report of a weapon and children being involved, San Bernardino County
Specialized Enforcement Division was requested to assist. After negotiations,
Williamson was talked out of the residence and taken into custody without
incident. The children were located inside the residence, uninjured and were
returned to the victim. Williamson was booked for PC 207(b), PC 245(a)(2) and
PC 422 at the High Desert Detention Center, and is currently in custody.
Anyone with information is urged to
Hesperia Station, Detective Division at (760)947-1500 Callers wishing to
remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.