VICTORVILLE CA Dec 17 2016 - A Moreno Valley woman was behind bars on suspicion of assault with caustic chemicals after authorities say she pepper-sprayed a security guard at a local business.
If criminally charged by prosecutors Letreise Adrian Lee is expected to be arraigned in a Victorville courtroom Friday afternoon, booking records show.
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to the Dollar Tree, located at 11930 Amargosa Road, at approximately 7:50 p.m. after reports of a woman who pepper-sprayed the security guard.
Victorville Sheriff's Station Sgt. John Shelton said the woman was stopped by the security guard for allegedly shoplifting. According to scanner traffic, after Lee, 26, pepper-sprayed the guard, they started wrestling and then she was later detained until deputies arrived.
Lee was being held at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga in lieu of $100,000 bail, booking records show.
A Victorville deputy responding to the call was involved in a traffic collision that prompted a hard closure on Amargosa Road, just north of Bear Valley Road.
The incident was reported just before 8 p.m.involving the deputy's unit, a green Nissan Altima and a black Honda Civic. Authorities on scene said the deputy was heading southbound on Amargosa Road when the Altima was exiting the Mall of Victor Valley's parking lot. The deputy collided with the Altima, causing it to collide with the Civic, which was stopped at a traffic light on Amargosa Road.
Witnesses at the scene said the patrol unit had its lights and sirens on when the crash occurred. All drivers, including the deputy, suffered "minor cuts and scrapes" from the crash, authorities said.