The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has charged Derick Tyrone McGruder Sr. (Age 54 of Ontario) with attempted murder and other crimes in Apple Valley.


On Sunday, November 8, 2020, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 13000 block of Algonquin Road, in the Town of Apple Valley. During their investigation, deputies arrested Derick Tyrone McGruder.

After reviewing this case, our office has charged Mr. McGruder with violating the following sections of the California Penal Code:

Penal Code Section 664/211 – Attempted First Degree Residential Robbery (Felony)
Robbery is the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.

Penal Code Section 459 – First Degree Burglary (Felony)
Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse or other building, tent, vessel, as defined in Section 21 of the Harbors and Navigation Code, floating home, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 18075.55 of the Health and Safety Code, railroad car, locked or sealed cargo container, whether or not mounted on a vehicle, trailer coach, as defined in Section 635 of the Vehicle Code, any house car, as defined in Section 362 of the Vehicle Code, inhabited camper, as defined in Section 243 of the Vehicle Code, vehicle as defined by the Vehicle Code, when the doors are locked, aircraft as defined by Section 21012 of the Public Utilities Code, or mine or any underground portion thereof, with intent to commit grand or petit larceny or any felony is guilty of burglary. As used in this chapter, “inhabited” means currently being used for dwelling purposes, whether occupied or not. A house, trailer, vessel designed for habitation, or portion of a building is currently being used for dwelling purposes if, at the time of the burglary, it was not occupied solely because a natural or other disaster caused the occupants to leave the premises.

Penal Code Section 245(a)(2) – Assault With a Firearm (Felony)
Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a firearm shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not less than six months and not exceeding one year, or by both a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and imprisonment.


DA Case Number: 2020-00-0051827
Court Case Number: FVI20003230
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