Victorville CA Dec 7 2016 A Victorville man was behind bars on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm or by means of force likely to cause great bodily harm and vandalism resulting in property damage of $400 or more, authorities said.
John Maton Ferguson, 43, is expected to be arraigned in a Victorville courtroom Tuesday afternoon if criminally charged by prosecutors, booking records show.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested Ferguson after responding to a disturbance at a motel, located in the 14100 block of Green Tree Boulevard early Sunday morning.
Victorville Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said deputies learned that Ferguson was dropped off at the motel at approximately 1:45 a.m. after leaving a party.
“He went to the motel room in which his girlfriend was staying, wanting the keys to his vehicle,” Rodriguez said. “The girlfriend refused due to his level of intoxication, thus starting a fight between the two.”
A motel security guard officer saw Ferguson chasing his girlfriend in the parking lot and attempted to intervene. But Ferguson began attacking the security guard, Rodriguez said.
The security officer and other witnesses were able to gain control of Ferguson and held him on the ground until deputies arrived.
Ferguson was being held at High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto in lieu of $100,000 bail, booking records show.