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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:00 am

A Crestline resident was arrested on June 17 after he allegedly punched an elderly victim on the forehead, causing the victim to fall to the floor and lose consciousness.

Deputies from the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station responded to Goodwin’s Market on Lake Drive in Crestline regarding the assault incident. Store employees called 9-1-1 to report the male subject, who was later identified as Matthew A. Kiser, 34. According to the sheriff’s report, the victim had advised Kiser to leave the store and told him that he was trespassing, because Kiser had been given a trespassing warning in the past and was not allowed to be on the property.

After being told to leave, Kiser reportedly punched the victim on the forehead. Deputies quickly responded to the call and contacted Kiser as he was walking away from the store. Due to the victim’s being over the age of 75, deputies arrested Kiser. He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga for California Penal Code §368(B)(1), elder abuse, causing great bodily injury to an elder.

At his arraignment on June 21, Kiser also was charged with PC §245(A)(4)-F, assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily harm; PC §243(D)-F, battery with serious bodily injury; and three enhancements due to prior felonies.

Court records show that among Kiser’s prior violations of the law are drug use and being under the influence of a controlled substance; forcible entry and property damage; shoplifting; burglary on two occasions; trespassing by driving on private property; twice violating the terms of parole; and several counts of failure to appear in court for scheduled hearings.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station at (909) 336-0600. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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