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Palm Desert Station

Posted on: May 10, 2023

Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Child Endangerment Suspect Apprehended

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Daniel Milbrandt

File # O231270003


Ryan David Sargent

On May 7, 2023, at approximately 3:04 AM, deputies from the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station responded to a residence in the 19000 block of Ford Avenue in the unincorporated community of Sky Valley regarding a negligent discharge of a firearm. Deputies arrived and identified the suspect as Ryan David Sargent, a 34-year-old resident of Cathedral City, who had an active felony probation violation warrant out of San Bernardino County. The investigation revealed Sargent fired a shotgun multiple times in the direction of the victims, one being a 7-year-old juvenile, prior to fleeing the scene. A search warrant of the residence was served and multiple firearms were seized.

On May 9, 2023, the Palm Desert Investigations Bureau and the Riverside County Gang Impact Team located and arrested Sargent at a residence in the 68000 block of Lozano Court in Cathedral City. He was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, and the felony warrant.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Investigator William Hickok at the Palm Desert Station by calling 760-836-1600.

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