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Crestline Man Arrested for Torture

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Monte Wayne Shultz

Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:00 am

A Crestline man was arrested for torture after allegedly beating and holding a woman captive for two days at his home. According to a press release from the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station, deputies discovered that the victim was suffering from traumatic injuries to her head and face.

The sheriff’s station received a call at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 from a citizen requesting a welfare check of the victim. Deputies went to the residence of Monte Wayne Shultz, 56, in the 23900 block of Straight Way in Crestline. There, the deputies made contact with Shultz and with the victim, who told deputies that Shultz had beaten and tortured her over the past two days.

San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel responded, and transported the victim to a nearby hospital. The victim is currently in critical condition.

Deputies and detectives from the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station later assumed responsibility for the investigation and learned that Shultz is a convicted sex offender. However, in 2013 the Department of Justice suspended his requirement to register with law enforcement, the sheriff’s press release stated.

Shultz was arrested and taken into custody without incident. Shultz was transported to the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino and booked for California Penal Code §206, torture. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

The investigation is ongoing. Detectives would like anyone with further information regarding this case to contact Detective Mike Salazar at the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station by calling (909) 336-0600 or on the We Tip hotline: 1 (800) 78-CRIME.

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