On Saturday, Nov. 28, Highland sheriff’s deputies arrested Highland transient Hesston Howze, 29, and charged him for the attempted murder of Charles Sanborn, a 60-year-old Highland transient who was beaten with a metal pipe.

According to a sheriff’s department press release, at approximately 4:02 p.m., deputies from the Highland Sheriff's Station responded to the intersection of Del Rosa Drive and Fourth Street to assist Cal Fire with an assault victim.

The victim, Sandborn, had been beaten with a metal pipe and sustained severe head injuries. Sanborn was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

With assistance from San Bernardino County Sheriff's Aviation and San Bernardino City Unified School District Police Department, deputies located and detained Howze a short distance away.

Through the course of the investigation, Howze was positively identified as the suspect. Howze was found to be on active parole out of San Bernardino for P.C. 459 - Burglary. He was arrested and booked at Central Detention Center for P.C. 664/187(a)-Attempted Murder and P.C. 3056-Parole Violation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Highland Police/Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or contact the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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