A 58-year-old man apparently attempted to commit suicide as sheriff deputies served him with a search warrant last Thursday afternoon, according to the Hesperia Police Station.


Steven Koch of Hesperia was booked into jail after being transported to an area hospital for his self-inflicted injuries to his wrists.


Deputies served the search warrant on Koch's Peach Avenue residence on Aug. 28 following an investigation of alleged sexual misconduct with a female minor.


During the service of the search warrant, Koch barricaded himself in a bathroom. When the deputies breached the door, they saw large amounts of blood on the sink and floor. The suspect was able to close the door. Eventually the door was broken off the hinges, and the deputies entered the room, according to a report.


Deputy James Rangel attempted to place Koch into custody, but the suspect continued to resist arrest so they used a Taser to subdue him. He was taken into custody without additional injury.


Koch was found to be a Megan's Law, PC290, Sex Registrant and a convicted felon. During the search of the residence, Investigators located additional evidence related to the original search warrant as well as a 12-gauge shotgun. As a convicted felon, Koch is not allowed to possess any firearms.


Koch was treated at the scene by the San Bernardino county Fire Department and then transported to an area hospital for treatment of his self inflicted injuries.


Koch was booked into the San Bernardino County Jail for the charges of PC 288, Child Molestation and PC 12021, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, according to the report.