The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has charged Angela Ruth Harris (Age 43 of Twentynine Palms) with evading a peace officer and assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.


On September 21, 2020, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were checking the area of Park Boulevard and Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree, for a reckless or DUI driver. The deputies went in pursuit of the vehicle. At the conclusion, Angela Ruth Harris was arrested.

After reviewing this case, our office has charged Ms. Harris with violating the following sections of the California Penal and Vehicle Codes:

Penal Code Section 245(c) – Assault Upon A Peace Officer (Felony)
Any person who commits an assault with a deadly weapon or instrument, other than a firearm, or by any means likely to produce great bodily injury upon the person of a peace officer or firefighter, and who knows or reasonably should know that the victim is a peace officer or firefighter engaged in the performance of his or her duties, when the peace officer or firefighter is engaged in the performance of his or her duties, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, four, or five years.

Vehicle Code Section 2800.4 – Evading A Peace Officer Against Traffic (Felony)
Whenever a person willfully flees or attempts to elude a pursuing peace officer in violation of Section 2800.1, and the person operating the pursued vehicle willfully drives that vehicle on a highway in a direction opposite to that in which the traffic lawfully moves upon that highway, the person upon conviction is punishable by imprisonment for not less than six months nor more than one year in a county jail or by imprisonment in the state prison, or by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.


DA Case Number: 2020-00-0044005
Court Case Number: FMB20000460
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