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Third arrest made in Rancho Cucamonga beating, robbery of men who had been offered a ride home

A third man suspected of offering two people a ride home only to beat and rob them has been arrested.
Deputies responding to reports of an argument in front of Rancho Cucamonga High School shortly after 2:30 a.m. on March 29  found a man who had been severely beaten and bloodied, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department statement issued Saturday.
Drew James Espino
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Justin Sumlar
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Investigators determined that the injured man and another man had been at at a party in Fontana. At the end of the party, the victims, who were intoxicated, were offered a ride home by a man they didn’t know, according to the sheriff’s department.
When they arrived on Lark Avenue near the high school, sheriff’s officials said, the driver ordered them out of his vehicle. The driver was joined by two people who had followed in a separate vehicle, and the three men assaulted the two drunk partygoers, pistol whipping one of them, and taking jewelry and other valuables.
Two of the suspects – identified as 18-year-old Drew Espino of Rancho Cucamonga and 20-year-old Tyrin Smith of San Bernardino – were arrested several days after the attack on suspicion of robbery, assault with a firearm and conspiracy to commit a crime. They were booked at the West Valley Detention Center, where they were still being held, the statement said.
On Friday, deputies arrested a third suspect, 19-year-old Justin Sumlar of Fontana. He was booked at the West Valley Detention Center, where he was being held on suspicion of robbery and was also being held for a parole violation, the statement said.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact 1-800-78-CRIME or visit

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