Sheriff’s deputy under investigation for sexual misconduct

Sheriff's Deputy Under Investigation

SANTA CLARITA – The L.A. County District Attorney’s Office is considering whether to file charges against a deputy who allegedly said he would protect a woman from an abusive husband but then pressured her to have sex with him at his Palmdale home, a D.A.’s office spokesman said in comments reported Wednesday.

The mother of three said she walked into the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station on Dec. 12, 2016, desperate for protection from her ex-husband after she’d been turned away on previous occasions because she lacked proof that her former spouse violated a restraining order, according to the sources. This time, Deputy Josh Clark in the front office said he would help.

Clark wrote down his personal phone number and told the woman to call him the next time her ex-husband showed up at her house, she said. Soon, she and the deputy began a correspondence. She alleges that he repeatedly sent her lewd messages and pressured her to have sex under the pretense that he would provide law enforcement assistance, sources reported.

The woman said she finally gave in to Clark’s overtures by driving to his house in Palmdale and engaging in sexual conduct with him, believing he would help her. In the end, Clark didn’t provide any substantive law enforcement assistance, she said.

Clark was suspended from duty and is now under criminal investigation tied to the woman’s claim of sexual battery, according to sources. Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators presented findings to prosecutors in September. The District Attorney’s office is considering whether to file charges, Greg Risling, a spokesman for the agency.

Capt. Darren Harris, a sheriff’s spokesman, told sources that Clark has not been arrested. The deputy, a 12-year veteran of the department, has been on paid administrative leave since January 2017, Harris said.

Maureen Okwuosa, an attorney for Clark, said the deputy acknowledges knowing the woman but contends her allegations are “not truthful,” 

The woman’s claims are spelled out in a civil lawsuit she filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last week against Clark and the Sheriff’s Department, alleging sexual battery and emotional distress. She also said the agency didn’t investigate and arrest her ex-husband until an employee at the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley heard about her experience and reported it to authorities.

Motorcyclist arrested in hit-and-run road rage on 14 fwy caught on video

Hit and Run on the 14 fwy

SANTA CLARITA – A 45-year-old motorcyclist is expected to face several felony counts for his alleged role in a hit-and-run road rage confrontation last June that ended with an SUV on its roof on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, injuring the driver, the California Highway Patrol announced.

Andrew Flanigan was arrested around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving and hit-and-run, according to CHP Southern Division Assistant Chief Mark Garrett.

The confrontation and crash, part of which was recorded and went viral on social media, occurred around 5:45 a.m. June 21, 2017, on the southbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway near Newhall Avenue. Investigators used the video to help zero in on Flanigan within a week after the crash, but did not consider him an ongoing public safety or flight risk and did not arrest him until they felt they had built a significant case, Garrett said at a Wednesday afternoon news conference.

The video shows the motorcyclist pulling up to the driver’s side of a Nissan sedan in the far left lane of the freeway, then kicking a leg at the vehicle. The driver of the Nissan swerved toward the left, into the motorcyclist, who was pushed toward the center divider, but managed to maintain control of the bike.

The Nissan then swerved to the right, but the driver lost control of the vehicle and swung quickly back to the left, slamming into the center divider in front of the motorcyclist, who slowed to avoid the crash. Flames were briefly seen under the front of the Nissan, which bounced off the divider and swerved back into traffic, broadsiding a white Cadillac SUV, which flipped over and wound up on its roof.

The driver of the Nissan came to a stop on the right side of the freeway, with smoke billowing from the vehicle’s hood.

Meanwhile, the motorcyclist managed to avoid debris from the crash, including a bumper from the Nissan, and rode away.

The SUV driver suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital, according to the CHP.

The video of the crash was taken by a motorist behind the involved vehicles, and the footage was posted online and subsequently received additional air time on television news broadcasts. 

“We feel we have the person responsible for this incident,” Garrett said.

Flanigan was released from custody Wednesday after posting $110,000 bail, according to sheriff’s inmate records.

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Call me: John (661) 510-7611
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Antelope Valley & Southern California Church Directory

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If you are in the local area and in need of a church home.


LANCASTER


Living Water Worship Center
1034 West Ave. L-12, Suite 105

Lancaster, CA. 93534
661-422-6863
http://www.lwwcofav.org

  • Worship Service:  11:30 AM
  • Bible Study: Tuesday 7:00 PM
  • Youth 4 Truth: Saturday before the 2nd Sunday at 2:00 P.M.
  • Empowering Men:  3rd Saturday at 2:00 P.M.
  • Women of Word:  4th Saturday at 2:00 P.M.
  • Food Ministry Every Saturday at 10:30 A.M.

Pastor Dwayne Jones

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The Lord House of Refuge
456 East Avenue K-4 Suite 1

Lancaster CA 93535
661-947-7121
661-857-6932

  • Worship Service: 10:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 PM

Pastor Tina Johnson

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Galilee Baptist Church
542 East Avenue G

Lancaster CA 93535
661-942-3239

  • Sunday School: 9:30 A.M.
  • Worship Service:  11:00 A.M.

Pastor BillyZone

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Wayside Christian Center
44219 10th Street West

Lancaster CA 93534
661-952-5710

  • Worship Service: 11:00 A.M.
  • Tues. Bible Study: 7:00 P.M.

 Dr. John Ward, Senior Pastor  

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Temple Ministries   
43913 15th Street West

Lancaster CA 93534

  • Sunday School 9:00 A.M.
  • Sunday Worship 10:00 A.M.
  • Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 P.M.

George McIntyre, Pastor  


Agape Community Church
1722 East Lancaster Blvd.

Lancaster CA 93535
661-949-1912

  • Sunday Service:  8:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.
  • Sunday School:  9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 P.M.

Bishop George Todd, Senior Pastor

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Universal Church of God in Action
511 West Avenue H-8
Lancaster CA 93534

818-581-6080

  • Sunday School:  10:00 A.M.
  • Morning Worship:  11:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  6:00 P.M. Wednesday
  • Women In Action:  12:00 P.M. Thursday
  • Youth Bible Study:  6:00 P.M. Friday
  • Saturday Prayer:  8:00 A.M.  Saturday

Robert L. Jones, Jr.  Senior Pastor


Bible Way Deliverance Ministry
205 Nugent Street
Lancaster CA 93534
66-916-3418

  • Sunday School: 10:00 A.M.
  • Sunday Morning Service: 11:00 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  Wednesday: 6:30 P.M.
  • Women Ministry (WORCC): 3rd Saturday:  10:30 A.M.
  • Young Men’s Ministry: 1st Saturday:  10:30 A.M.

Pastor LeNeil & Pastor Venus Davis

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Citadel of Praise, Int’l
44967 10th Street West

Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: 661-943-7846
Fax: 661-943-7846

  • Come and Worship With Us
  • Weekly Services
  • Sunday School ~ 9:30 A.M.
  • Morning Worship ~ 11:15 P.M.
  • Bible Study ~ Tuesday 6:30 P.M.
  • Evangelistic Service ~ Friday 7:00 P.M.

Pastor E.C. Davis

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PALMDALE


True Vine Gospel Church
859 East Avenue Q

Palmdale CA 93550

  • Sunday School:  9:30-10:30 A.M.
  • Sunday Worship:  11:00 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  7:00-8:30 P.M. Wednesday

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 Al January, Pastor/Teacher


Los Angeles


Do Right Christian Church
9815 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles CA.  90044
323-352-3529
323-752-5531

  • Sunday School: 7:40 A.M.
  • Worship Service: 8:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Thursday 7:00 P.M.

Lonnie McNamee, Senior Pastor

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Temple of Believers Community Church
11721 Avalon Blvd

Los Angeles CA 90061
323-241-1870

  • Service Times
  • Sunday School:  9:30 AM
  • Morning Worship:  11:00 AM
  • Conference Prayer
    Every Wednesday at 7:30 P.M.
    Phone No.  641-715-3630
    Pin No.  284045#
 
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Pastor Wilburn Liddell                 

                                             

 
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2nd Bowling Fellowship

Bowling Fellowship March 3, 2018

Living Water Worship Center

Presents

2nd Annual Bowling Fellowship
Saturday, March 3rd @ 2:00 P.M>

Open to Everyone

Edwards Air Force Base Bowling Alley
Registration Deadline: February 10, 2018
Leaving Lancaster at 1:15 P.M.

For More Information call 661-422-6863
Email: Lwwc93535@gmail.com

World Wide Pastor Fellowship

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World Wide Pastor’s Fellowship:  Established for over 17 years with a proven track record of success.  Our founder is Pastor  Lonnie McNamee. World Wide Pastor’s Fellowship is an organization that allows Pastors to fellowship to discuss the state of affairs in the universal church.

The organization meets four times a year (Quarterly).  Members of the organization varies from different denominations and churches.

World Wide Fellowship goal is to keep Pastors in the pulpit.  If there is ever a need for the Gospel to be Preach it is definitely now.

How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? Romans 10: 14

For More Information please contact:  Pastor Lonnie McNamee at 323-353-3529

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Ameri Tax Service Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Ameri Tax Service
Saving and Finding you Money Since 2001
You are Invited

Please join us for a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cuting Ceremony!
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When: Wednes, February 21, 2018, Ribbon Cutting at 2:30 P.M.
Where: 2049 West Avenue K, Lancaster 93536
(In The Clock Tower Plaza)

Be Sure to bring plenty of Business cards! See you there!

FREE Tax Preparation for Veterans

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Attention Veterans!

Antelope Valley College has partnered with California State University, Northridge and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to offer FREE tax preparation services to veterans. The VITA program, established in 1970, provides cost-free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers.

Virtual tax preparation services are offered on the AVC campus. To make an appointment, visit: www.csun.edu/bookstein-institute/vita-veterans. Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., February 13 through April 10.

For additional information on the CSUN VITA program, visit: https://www.csun.edu/bookstein-institute/csun-vita-clinic or see the attached flyer.

Questions? Contact the AVC Veterans Resource Center at 661-722-6300, ext. 6342, or veterans@avc.edu.