Needles Man Extradited From Oklahoma Following Six Month Manhunt

Published by The Bee News

June 22, 2018

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TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma–A Needles man wanted in connection to a 2017 attempted murder has been arrested and extradited back to San Bernardino County as of Thursday afternoon.

Jerry Paul Endsley, 38, of Needles, was arrested on charges of attempted murder and for multiple outstanding warrants.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, Endsley was apprehended earlier this week by Tulsa County Sheriff deputies, following a six-month nationwide search.

On Wednesday, a team with the Specialized Enforcement Division flew to Oklahoma and took custody of Endsley. He was extradited back to California and booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Victoriville, California.

He is currently being held on a no-bail hold, pending court proceedings.

Court documents show:

On the evening of December 6, 2017, deputies from the Colorado River Station in Needles were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the 1900 block of Clary Drive. Deputies learned that Endsley had contacted the victim in the front door of her apartment, demanding to see his child. When the victim did not let him in, Endsley forced his way into the apartment and stabbed her multiple times. The victim suffered multiple stab wounds to her head, arms and legs. At this time, Endsley fled the scene.

The victim was taken to Colorado River Medical Center for treatment to her injuries.

Police conducted an extensive search for Endsley, but were unable to locate him.

Endsley faces a possible life sentence without the possibility of parole, according to the California “Three Strikes” rule. He reportedly has two previous strikes against him.

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