4 arrested for shoplifting in Palm Desert after I-10 pursuit

Four people were arrested after police say they took cell phones from a Palm Desert store, then led police on a pursuit on the 10 Freeway Tuesday afternoon.

Multiple cell phones were taken from a store on Highway 111 a little before 2 pm, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department. The suspects then fled the area in a vehicle and were soon spotted by deputies, leading to a vehicle pursuit.

The suspects led deputies west on the 10 Freeway, before stopping at a gas station in Cabazon, where they were taken into custody.

The four suspects arrested were:

  • Damarak Knight, 19, of Rialto
  • Malachai Cash Moten, 19, of Colton
  • Dominic Claude, 23 of Colton
  • Brandon Moe, 20, of Riverside

All four suspects were booked into county jail in Indio on charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit theft, felony evading and felony vandalism.


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