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Posted on: April 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Robbery / Elder Abuse Arrest

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant David Aldrich

File # C230940002


On April 4, 2023, at 1:50 AM, Thermal Station patrol deputies responded to the 84200 block of Indio Springs Parkway in the unincorporated county area of Indio, reference a robbery of a 69-year-old male. The investigation revealed the victim was in the area, when he was assaulted and robbed by a white male adult and a white female adult. During the robbery, the victim was punched and tased and his personal belongings were taken. The victim sustained minor injuries. The victim declined medical treatment and was released from the scene. The investigation was assumed by the Thermal Station Special Investigations Unit.

The suspects were identified as Brooke Prentiss, a 36-year-old female of Sonora, and Morgan Styre, a 27-year-old male of Sonora. On April 8, 2023, the suspects’ vehicle was located by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Department, in the city of Holtville. Brooke Prentiss and Morgan Styre were taken into custody without incident.

The Thermal Station Special Investigations Unit responded to Holtville and took possession of Brooke Prentiss and Morgan Styre. The victim’s property was located and recovered in the suspect’s vehicle.

Brooke Prentiss was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center, in the city of Indio, for robbery and physical elder abuse. Morgan Styre was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center, in the city of Indio, for robbery, physical elder abuse and Violation of Parole.

The Thermal Station Investigations Special Investigations Unit is asking anyone with additional information to contact Corporal McTigue at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760) 863–2813. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Valley Crimestoppers at (760) 341–7867.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

Brooke Prentiss
Morgan Styre

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