Deputies have arrested a convicted felon wanted on suspicion of robbing two Apple Valley stores
Sheriff’s deputies report the arrest of a convicted felon suspected of recently robbing a 7-Eleven and Dollar General store in Apple Valley.
The suspect arrested is Lance Everett Miles, 40, of Apple Valley, police officials reported.
Apple Valley sheriff’s officials said that at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, an employee at the Dollar General, located at 20834 Bear Valley Road, reported a robbery.
During the robbery, the employee said, a black male adult pointed a gun at him and demanded cigarettes and money.
Deputies who investigated the theft then referred the case to the Investigation Department.
Then, at about 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, an employee at the 7-11, located at 21718 Bear Valley Road, reported a robbery in which a black male adult pointed a gun at him and demanded money, police said.
Deputies Ryan Grissom and Tyler Loeb with the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Enforcement Team took over the investigation.
Deputies were then able to identify the suspect in both robberies as Miles, sheriff’s officials reported.
On Thursday, November 16, 2023, a search warrant was obtained for Miles’ residence in the 21000 block of Sandia Road in Apple Valley.
That same day, the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division assisted Apple Valley detectives in serving the arrest warrant.
During the service of the search warrant, items were found that confirmed Miles was the suspect in both robberies, according to sheriff’s officials.
Miles was also found to be a convicted felon, and is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. Miles was arrested and transported to the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto, with bail set at $135,000, according to sheriff’s officials.
Anyone with any information about this investigation is asked to call Deputy Grissom or Deputy Loup at the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956-5001. Callers who wish to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 800-78CRIME (27463) or wetip.com.
This article originally appeared on the Victorville Daily Press: Deputies arrest a convicted felon in Apple Valley