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Car Jacking Suspect Arrested After Pursuit

The suspect, Joshua Frontino-Deaton, was arrested for car jacking and is currently being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
The suspect, Joshua Frontino-Deaton, was arrested for car jacking and is currently being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 500 block of West Arrow Highway, San Dimas, regarding a “car-jacking” call.  The victim, a 74 year-old white male, said he was yanked out of his 2015 Chevy Silverado by a white male in his 20’s who struck him, knocked him to the ground, and stomped on his head.  The victim fought back, but the suspect was able to overcome him and drove off in his vehicle.

The vehicle had OnStar which was activated.  Walnut Station Deputies located the vehicle in Diamond Bar and followed it onto the southbound 57 Freeway where a brief pursuit ensued.  OnStar remotely disabled the vehicle causing it to slow down to 5 miles per hour.  The suspect exited on his own, complied with deputy’s orders, and was taken into custody. The vehicle pursuit did not result in any collisions or injuries.

The victim was treated for his injuries at a local hospital.

The suspect, Joshua Frontino-Deaton, was arrested for car jacking and is currently being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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