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Veteran accused in beating barricades self in motorhome at Silverwood Lake campground

After an hours-long standoff, sheriff’s deputies arrested an Iraq combat veteran authorities said attacked a person with a flashlight then refused to come out of his mobile home, officials said Wednesday.

Joanner Arce, 34, was arrested shortly after midnight on suspicion of corporal injury on a cohabitant, assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment, according to San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials.

Deputies from the sheriff’s Twin Peaks station were called to the Silverwood Lake Campground in the 13800 block of Sawpit Canyon Road around 7 p.m. Tuesday on reports of an assault, officials said.

According to the victim, he and Arce got into a physical altercation. During the fight, the victim said Arce began striking him several times with a large flashlight.

The victim told deputies Arce had access to several firearms inside the motorhome and was a combat veteran from Iraq.

When deputies tried to speak to Arce, officials said, the 34-year-old barricaded himself inside the motorhome and refused to come out.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Specialized Enforcement Division was called to the scene. After several hours, authorities said Arce came out and was arrested.

Arce was booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.


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