NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
Suspects Arrested Following Assault on Waitress with Vehicle
ANAHEIM, Calif. – (March 23, 2015) – On Monday, March 23, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rowshaid Pellum, 24, Cerritos; Markeisha Williams, 18, Long Beach; Shyteice Miles, 19, Long Beach and Santeea Ralph, 23, Long Beach; in connection with an assault that occurred at the Mexico Lindo Restaurant in the 10900 block of Magnolia Avenue in unincorporated Anaheim.
On Sunday, March 22, 2015, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Mexico Lindo Restaurant after a victim reported being struck in the parking lot by a black Volkswagen sedan. The victim, a waitress at the restaurant, reported that she walked into the parking lot to confront four patrons who left without paying their bill. As she attempted to contact the patrons in their vehicle, they drove away striking the victim and knocking her to the ground.
The victim suffered minor to moderate injuries and was transported by paramedics to a local hospital. She remained hospitalized overnight but is expected to be released this morning.
On Monday, March 23, 2015 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies in the city of Stanton observed a black Volkswagen sedan in the parking lot of the Motel 6 in the 7400 block of Katella Avenue. Following a preliminary investigation, it was determined the vehicle was connected to the incident at the Mexico Lindo Restaurant and the four suspects were staying at the motel. Deputies made contact with the four suspects at the motel and, following their investigation, determined they were involved in the incident.
Pellum, Williams, Miles and Ralph were all booked into the Orange County Jail on charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Conspiracy and Defrauding an Innkeeper. The suspects are being held on $25K bail and expected to appear in court tomorrow, March 24, 2015.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call Orange County Sheriff’s Department (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.
*** Due to the ongoing investigation, booking photos of the suspects are not being released.
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