A man was arrested for kidnapping after he allegedly forcefully dragged a woman toward an apartment complex in Adelanto.

According to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department news release, deputies from the Victor Valley station responded to a 911 call in the 18000 block of Montezuma Street at 11:27 a.m. on Saturday

The victim claimed that the suspect, later identified as Tyvell Thomas, 30, of Los Angeles, grabbed her from behind while she was walking past the complex and dragged her approximately 15 feet toward the apartments while she fought and yelled for him to let her go.

After a witness saw the incident and yelled for Thomas to let her go, he let the victim go and disappeared into the apartment complex. authorities said.

While deputies were interviewing the victim, Thomas walked out of the complex and was subsequently arrested for kidnapping and transported to High Desert Detention Center.

While he was being transported, Thomas spit on the officer through the bars in the police car and was also charged with assaulting a peace officer, the Sheriff’s Department said. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact A. Lara at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-552-6800.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling the We-Tip phone hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or by visiting the WeTip website.