Subscribe to the Newspaper
View the Online Newspaper
Search: Site   Web

Man attacks teen; flees

Authorities find 14-year-old unresponsive after argument turns physical

APPLE VALLEY • A man was arrested when an argument turned into an altercation, which resulted in a teen being airlifted to a hospital, San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

Morris Morrison, 43, of Apple Valley, was arrested Monday on suspicion of felony child abuse and assault with a deadly weapon on the 13000 block of Iroquois Road, according Trish Hill, public information officer with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley station.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance and a 14-year-old male juvenile who was unresponsive, according to Sheriff’s officials.

Family members reported that an argument between the teen and Morrison became heated and physical, Hill said.

The victim fell to the ground unresponsive after being struck in the head and neck area by an unknown object, according to a sheriff’s news release. The victim was flown to Loma Linda University Hospital in critical condition.

The suspect fled the scene on foot prior to authorities arriving. Deputies searched the area and located the suspect a short distance away from the residence, Hill said.

Morrison was booked into Victor Valley jail.

The Sherriff’s Department asks that anyone with information regarding this investigation contact the Apple Valley station at (760) 240-7400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Mr. Rene De La Cruz may be reached at (760) 951-6227 or at

Get complete stories every day with the "exactly as printed" Daily Press E-edition, only $5 per month! Click here to try it free for 7 days. To subscribe to the Daily Press in print or online, call (760) 241-7755, 1-800-553-2006 or click here.

See archived 'Local News' stories »
Ads by Google
Click to vote
Recommend this story?
The online vote:

Add your comments
Please follow and enforce these guidelines:
1. No flaming. Do not be hostile.
2. No comments that are obscene, vulgar, lewd, sexually-oriented, threatening, libelous, or illegal.
3. No racial slurs or insults.
4. "Remove Comment" flags offensive comment for removal.

Verification Code:
Enter Verification:
Your Name:
Your Comment:
By submitting this form, you agree to this site's terms of service

Profile Skills
50% off Learning Style Assessment
Featured Events

  • Find an Event