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Deputies arrest transient in late night assault
On Sunday, June 3rd, around 10 p.m. a male suspect, Eric Sicard approached two people as they were exiting their vehicle at the Jack in the Box in the 34500 block of Yucaipa Blvd. The female victim was arriving for her shift at the restaurant when Sicard, moved toward them and began attacking the male victim. Sicard was not known to either one of the victims.
The female retrieved a baseball bat from her vehicle and attempted to defend her boyfriend but, Sicard knocked her to the ground and took the bat and struck her legs. The male victim attempted to protect his girlfriend and was, in turn, struck multiple times in the arms with the bat.
A bystander interfered and tackled the suspect. While the bystander struggled with Sicard, he was accosted by another unknown male numerous times. Both Sicard and the second assailant fled on foot.
Sicard was located in the loading dock area of Focus Vision with the assistance of a sheriff’s helicopter. Sicard was taken into custody without further incident.
Sicard was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and booked into the West Valley Detention Center. Bail was set at $50,000.
Both of Sicard’s victims sustained cuts and bruises, but neither victim was seriously injured. The bystander did not desire prosecution for his assault and the suspect who assaulted him, described as male and a possible transient who frequents the area, fled and has not been located.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Yucaipa Police/Sheriff’s Station, Detective Division at 909-918-2305. Information can be provided anonymously by calling We-Tip at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or by visiting the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.