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Robbery Suspect Arrested in Hospital Emergency Room

Joseph Scott, 18, is suspected of robbing a 17-year-old male in Murrieta Saturday night.

An 18-year-old man from Winchester was arrested at a hospital emergency room Saturday night, suspected of robbing and beating a 17-year-old male hours earlier in Murrieta, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Relatives of the 17-year-old detained the suspect, Joseph Scott, at the hospital until deputies arrived.

The 17-year-old was walking on Benton Road east of Winchester Road around 9:25 p.m. when he was approached by five males including Scott, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Larson. Scott demanded that the juvenile give up his belongings, and he struck the juvenile and knocked him to the ground after he refused.

A fight broke out between Scott and the juvenile, and several items belonging to the juvenile were stolen from him, according to Larson.

The juvenile ran home and was taken to a hospital by family members to treat injuries he sustained during the fight. While they were there Scott entered the hospital as well and was recognized as the suspect by the juvenile’s family. He was held until deputies arrived and arrested him.

Scott was booked into the Southwest Detention Center for second-degree robbery, receiving stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance, all felonies, and misdemeanor trespassing. According to jail records Scott is being held without bail on a Riverside warrant.         

Brenda November 12, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Very true Jill, but often times they shoot or stab you anyway because you saw their face. So.......its a case by case call I guess. Congrats young man and your family on getting this Scott guy at the hospital, and glad you got in a few good ones on him especially with 5 of them against one. Must have been a frightening experience. Scott you sound like a man definately on the wrong road with the record you must have for no bail. Hell they even let murders out for years before their trial. Best start turning your life around now before you end up in jail for the rest of it. 18 is not even beginning to live life kid.
Justice For All November 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM
@Lake Elsinore Resident: WTF!??? Pay attention to the thread you are posting to!
Justice For All November 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Joseph Scott... you're an F'ing moron loser! You deserve to rot in jail for just being felony stupid! Hope you feel it was really worth it. Maybe you will learn to enjoy the sweet caresses of another large and heavily tattooed prisoner.
keepn it real November 13, 2012 at 02:52 PM
In this day I would never go anyplace alone and even with a group its important to have things in your hand to protect yourself keys pepper spray a pit bull lol why would this kid be out walking by his self that time of night...? Glad he's ok and the other punk was caught..Times have changed people stay in groups always never go out alone.

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