YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FIGHTING WITH HIS MOTHER AND SISTER

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FIGHTING WITH HIS MOTHER AND SISTER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of fighting his mother and sister. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joseph Gerdes, 60, was arguing with his sister in the 55700 block of Crestview Drive in Yucca Valley. His sister said he pushed her to the ground and punched her in the face numerous times. When his mother attempted to pull Gerdes off his sister, she fell and received large lacerations to her legs, and when Gerdes tried to pick her up, she received a large scratch to her left arm. Deputies were called about 7:30 p.m., and the sister showed deputies the bruising, swelling, and redness to her face and head. After an investigation, Joseph Gerdes was arrested on suspicion of felony battery causing great bodily injury, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $100,000.

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