Sheriff Detectives Make Arrest

After 80-year old Man Found Dead


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February 22, 2019 San Bernardino California____

San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel requested assistance from the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department in Victorville at the Mountain Vista Apartment complex for a medical aid call, Thursday, February 21, 2019. The reporting party called for medical aid of 80-year-old male that was unresponsive. 


The Sheriff Deputies and Fire Paramedics arrived, at approximately 2:49 P.M. to find the male  victim in the bathroom, then pronounced ‘deceased’.  The authorities noted injuries on the victim’s body and called for Specialized Investigators to conduct the thorough investigation.  The victim was identified as 80 year-old, John Tucker, a resident of Victorville, California. 

San Bernardino County Sheriff - Specialized Investigations Division Detectives responded and are currently conducting a full-investigation.  The Detectives learned that Patricia Jones 62 year-old, also a resident of Victorville, is the victim’s girlfriend and full-time caregiver.  Jones was the only person caring for John Tucker in recent weeks. 

After processing the scene and conducting interviews, San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Detectives arrested Patricia Jones for Elder Abuse of the 80 year-old man.  Jones was booked at West Valley Detention Center and is being held on $50,000 bail.  She is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday, February 26th in Victorville Superior Court. 

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available for release at this time.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Jerry Moreno of the Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 387-3589.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline website at 


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