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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 www.wetip.com.
Mr. Rene De La Cruz may be reached at (760) 951-6227 or at RDeLaCruz@VVDailyPress.com.
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