TWENTYNINE PALMS — A Twentynine Palms man is facing a charge of Shooting at an Inhabited Dwelling after allegedly firing shots at the Best Western Motel here early Wednesday morning, Oct. 10.
Derek Dylan Burns, 25, was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail for that and a probation violation for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and violating a domestic violence restraining order.
Deputies from the Morongo Basin sheriff’s station responded to the motel, in the 71400 block of Twentynine Palms Highway, at about 2:58 a.m., to a report of shots fired.
Investigating deputies located several bullet strikes on the motel’s east-facing wall but found that no guests had been injured.
Evidence located during the investigation led deputies to arrest Burns, who is on felony probation.
He was being held in the West Valley Detention Center with bail set at $250,000 for the shooting charge and $25,000 for violation of a domestic violence restraining order.
According to San Bernardino County Superior Court records, Burns was placed on three years probation, on July 27, 2017, after pleading guilty to Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse.
He is due in Morongo Basin Superior Court at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and Monday, Oct. 15. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at (888) 782-7463 CRIME.