Man Suspected of Attempted Murder Escapes West Valley Detention Center

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Written By Lori Walker

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Authorities at the West Valley Detention Center in San Bernardino County aren’t saying much about how a 29-year-old man suspected of attempted murder managed to escape from custody on Sunday and stay free for more than 24 hours.

Deshaun Stamps, who’s from Riverside, had been in jail since January 2023. He got away from the Rancho Cucamonga facility during outdoor time around 12:20 p.m., according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Stamps was caught today near Formosa and Hawthorn avenues in Hollywood by Los Angeles police just before 6 p.m. It’s not clear how he traveled the nearly 52 miles from the detention center to where he was found.

Officials haven’t said much about how Stamps escaped, whether he walked away or climbed over a fence. They’re investigating, but for now, they’re keeping quiet about it.

Yesterday, authorities searched for Stamps with helicopters and police dogs.

The escape has worried people in the area. Some think the jail could have done a better job of watching Stamps. Just last week, another inmate at the facility tried to stab someone with a homemade weapon.

Stamps has a history of trouble with the law. Court records show he was charged with attempted murder, assault with a firearm on a police officer, vandalism, and trying to take an officer’s gun in November 2022. He also has other felony convictions.

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