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Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:51 am

Walking from home to a neighborhood market in the mountains is usually idyllic. Not so for a Twin Peaks man who was assaulted on Mile Pine Road.

On May 21 around 8 p.m., a white vehicle pulled alongside the man and stopped. Two subjects exited and the man reportedly recognized both of them.

The driver walked behind the vehicle; the passenger walked up to the man. The passenger used his right arm to force the victim into a choke hold. According to the victim, the passenger applied pressure on his neck, causing the victim to lose consciousness.

The victim said that when he regained alertness, he was confronted with a handgun that one aggressorss allegedly held in his left hand. At the same time, the right hand reportedly was robbing the victim of his iPhone, wallet containing $380 and keys to two vehicles. The two suspects then fled.

Twin Peaks sheriff’s deputies responded to the 25800 block of Mile Pine Road. The victim told deputies that Jonathan Huskey, 28, and Travis Yonkers, 27, took his personal belongings from him at gunpoint.

Since the suspects reportedly were armed, the station’s Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) and detectives took over the investigation. They learned that Huskey and Yonkers were at a residence in Sugarloaf, near Big Bear City.

Due to the severity of the crime and a weapon being involved, the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division assisted deputies with service of a search warrant and contacting Huskey and Yonkers. Deputies said they located a .45 caliber handgun, heroin and the victim’s stolen property.

The suspects were arrested for Penal Code §211, armed robbery, and were transported to the Big Bear Jail. Bail was set at $200,000 each.

Huskey was released May 24 at 11:35 p.m. No court appearance has been scheduled for him. Yonkers was released to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, due to outstanding warrants in that jurisdiction.

Anyone with additional information should call the Twin Peaks Station at (909) 336-0600. Anonymous callers may call the We-tip Hotline at 1 (800) 78-CRIME or leave information at www.wetip.com.

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