VALLE VISTA: Man allegedly chokes mother, fights with deputies, during violent Mother’s Day incident

Robert Carter of Public Safety Incidents contributed to this report.

Deputies discuss the incident that resulted in the arrest of David Brown, 30, of Hemet, after Brown allegedly choked his mother. Robert Carter/Public Safety Incidents photo

VALLE VISTA – A woman was assaulted and her adult son was arrested after the 30-year-old man allegedly attacked and choked his mother Sunday, May 14.

The violent Mother’s Day assault happened at the Rancho De Anza Mobile Home Park on the 43000 block of Highway 74 in the unincorporated community of Valle Vista.

After an investigation, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Station arrested David Lee Brown, of Hemet. He was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

Deputies responded to the mobile home park shortly before 11 a.m., after receiving a 911 call from a person reporting a physical confrontation between a mother and son.

When deputies arrived, Brown reportedly became highly agitated and began fighting with deputies at the scene. During the confrontation, deputies put out an emergency call for assistance, which was answered by another deputy and several Hemet PD officers who rushed to the location to assist the deputies.

Before City of Hemet officers arrived at the mobile home park, deputies at the scene managed to subdue and detain the violently resisting man for further investigation.

Deputies arrested Brown after the violent incident. Robert Carter/Public Safety Incidents photo

After Brown was in custody, deputies summoned Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and American Medical Response medics to the park to evaluate and treat him for minor injuries for any injuries he may have received during the scuffle.

A neighbor at the scene, who declined to be identified, later said Brown suffers from mental stability issues and that he has become physical with his mother in the past. The neighbor explained the Mother’s Day incident escalated when Brown became upset and allegedly choked his mom.

An online jail records search revealed Brown was booked on suspicion of battery on a peace officer and is being held on $10,000 bail. It was not known if additional charges related to the originally reported battery would be added to Brown’s charges or if those allegations were unfounded. He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta May 17.


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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg and breaking his back in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.

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