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Press Release: Assault and Battery on a Peace Officer  / Resisting Arrest
Agency: Palm Desert Station
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: November 13, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM
Incident Date: November 12, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM
Incident Location: 19000 block of Chuckwalla Trail, unincorporated community of South Desert Hot Springs
Reporting Officer: Investigator Armando Muñoz – Public information Officer
File Number(s): O183160034


Devin Dalton

On November 12, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m., deputies from the Palm Desert Station responded to a residence in the 19000 block of Chuckwalla Trail, in the Unincorporated area of South Desert Hot Springs, regarding a report of a domestic disturbance at the location. Deputies received information a wanted felon (later identified as 29-year-old, San Bernardino resident, Devin Dalton) was at the location causing a disturbance.

Deputies confirmed there was a felony arrest warrant for Dalton. As deputies attempted to arrest Dalton he resisted arrest, a physical struggle ensued, and deputies had to use force to place Dalton under arrest. Dalton and a deputy were injured and transported to separate hospitals with minor injuries.

While at Desert Regional Medical Center being treated, Dalton assaulted another deputy while handcuffed, requiring Palm Springs Police to respond to assist the deputy.  The deputy was treated and released with moderate injuries.

Dalton was transported to the Riverside County Jail, where he was booked for a felony warrant and will be charged with additional crimes for assaulting and injuring the deputies. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Rice at the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station by calling (760) 836-1600.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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