HESPERIA • A parolee is behind bars after he allegedly beat and stabbed his parents late Monday night, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia officials said Tuesday.
Robert Clinton Lane, 44, was arrested for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse following the attack.
A little before 10 p.m., Lane's 68-year-old mother ran to a neighbor's home and called 911, said Susan Rose, spokeswoman for the Hesperia station. The mother had been beaten and stabbed. She told operators her husband — who is wheelchair-bound — was still in the home and that her son could possibly be attacking him.
Deputy Antonio Higuera arrived at the home in the 18000 block of Sycamore Street and saw Lane exit the home still armed with a knife, according to authorities.
Higuera was able to disarm and detain Lane.
Rescuers found Lane's 72-year-old father beaten and stabbed inside the home.
Both victims were transferred to trauma centers and Lane was arrested. Their conditions were not released, although rescuers stated Lane's father sustained more serious injuries than Lane's mother.
Investigators learned Lane reportedly first attacked his mother, striking and stabbing her, officials said. Lane's father was able to get Lane off of the mother long enough for the female victim to run to the neighbor's house. Lane then turned and attacked his father, according to reports.
Lane, a post-release community supervision parolee, lived with his parents in the Sycamore Street home, Rose stated. It's unclear what sparked the attack.
A search of court records shows Lane had been previously arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, battery, disorderly conduct and carrying a dirk or dagger.