Jurupa Valley in-custody death investigation continuing after man dies following Taser use and arrest

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif., — Authorities say a violent and combative man, who was taken into custody at the scene of a Jurupa Valley assault after deputies utilized a Taser deployment to stop the man’s resistance, later died while in custody at an area hospital.

The incident that led to the in-custody death happened in the parking lot of a business in the 6000 block of Valley Way, near Mission Boulevard and the 60 Freeway, late Saturday morning, Jan. 15.


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Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the scene shortly before noon after receiving reports of a man assaulting someone parked in a vehicle, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Richard Carroll has since said of the fatal encounter.

Deputies arrived at the scene within minutes and found the alleged suspect still assaulting the citizen, according to the Sergeant.

Deputies are seen putting up crime scene tape in a Jurupa Valley parking lot after a violent struggle and use of a less-lethal Taser device led to the alleged suspect later dying while in custody and being treated at an area hospital. InlandNews photo

“Multiple unsuccessful attempts were made to stop the altercation,” Carroll went on to explain; adding, “The suspect was ultimately taken into custody after a taser was used.”

A short time after being taken into custody, the arresting deputies noticed that the combative man had become unresponsive and had stopped breathing.

Due to the medical emergency, deputies at the scene immediately began life-saving measures and summoned paramedics to the scene.

The man, whose name has not yet been released pending further investigation and notification of his family, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he passed away.

Based on the circumstances, investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Force Investigations Detail responded and assumed the investigation, according to Carroll who said the investigation is ongoing and that no other details were immediately available.

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Anyone with information about the investigation is encouraged to contact Riverside County District Attorney Investigator Carranza or Riverside County Sheriff’s Investigator Bishop at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number JV220150039 and can remain anonymous.

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.