Murder Charges Awaited Inmates Who Allegedly Attacked Sheriff's Deputies

Of the four inmates who allegedly attacked four Riverside County sheriff's deputies early Sunday morning, three were awaiting trial on murder charges, a sergeant reported.

The suspect inmates from left: Fabian Florence Perez, Joseph Roy Scott, David Gazcon Jr., Louie Aguilar  Photos/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.
The suspect inmates from left: Fabian Florence Perez, Joseph Roy Scott, David Gazcon Jr., Louie Aguilar Photos/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.

Four inmates at Blythe Jail are facing new charges today after an attack on Riverside County Sheriff's deputies and an attempted escape, authorities said.

Two deputies were set upon during security checks on jail cells at the 50-year-old Riverside County lockup in Blythe at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, sheriff's Sgt. Thomas Velarde said.   

"During this check, two deputies were assaulted by inmates housed at the facility. Two other deputies responded to aid the victims who were engaged in a physical fight with the attacking inmates," Velarde said. "These two deputies were also assaulted."

Velarde said three of the four inmates charged were awaiting trial on murder charges.

The four deputies required treatment at a local hospital, Velarde said, adding that security measures were in place and no inmates escaped.

Velarde told The Desert Sun that the deputies had been released from hospital.

Authorities have not said what, if any, weapons were used in the assault.

Velarde said four inmates will face criminal charges from the attack, including attempted murder, attempted escape, conspiracy, and assaulting/injuring a peace officer while serving time in a correctional facility.

They suspects are:

-- Fabian Florence Perez, 30, from Indio. He is accused of fatally shooting an Indio taxi driver during a robbery in 2003;

-- Joseph Roy Scott, 25, from Indio. He is accused of killing his 3-week- old son in Indio in 2008;

-- David Gazcon Jr., 34, from Desert Hot Springs. He is accused in a gang-related murder in Desert Hot Springs in 2004; and

-- Louie Aguilar, 33, from Blythe. --City News Service

ROBERT BLACKMEN December 31, 2013 at 02:21 PM
spike December 31, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Just kill the inmates already. We need a big purge of the scum in my country anyway. We have no room for people that cannot conform. The only solution is a huge culling.
SA December 31, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Mr. Blackmen you are correct … prior the inmates crimes and arrests, the deputies set out to “frame” them, then as the inmates were locked up, the deputies set out to assault them. Darn it, the innocent inmates had enough and they took protocols into their own hands “FIGHT THE POWER” …. Sir you really need to get a grip on reality .,..
TemeculaMom9 January 01, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Dear Mr. Blackmen, Clearly you sound as though you have spent some time in one of our fine County establishments and clearly you didn't study the art of spelling and grammar during your visit. Perhaps you should have stayed in school and out of "the system" and you would have a more educated perspective on situations like this. I'm willing to bet though, you'd be the first guy to be shouting for police help if one of these fools broke into your home, assaulted your child and left you for dead! You need a serious a wake up buddy.


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