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Manhunt Launched For Dangerous Parolee

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s investigators need the public’s help in tracking down a man they say is armed and extremely dangerous.

Detectives said a Morongo man arrived home early Tuesday morning, and noticed a light on in a back room. He walked into his house and was confronted by a 15-year-old Hispanic male.

After a brief struggle, the boy ran away with the homeowner chasing after him.

Meanwhile, a second person walked out of the man’s home behind him. He recognized this person to be Terrence Cruz, according to investigators.

Cruz then hit the man with a metal object causing a large laceration to the top of his head before running off. The man walked into his house and discovered several items had been stolen from inside his residence.

Deputies conducted an exhaustive search and were unable to locate Cruz.

The ensuing investigation revealed Cruz is a parolee at large and possibly in possession of a firearm.

He is known to frequent the downtown area of Twentynine Palms, and is also known to use methamphetamine and should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Cruz, or have information that could help detective with this case, contact detectives at 760-366-4183, 760-366-4175 or 760-365-2365

KESQ News Team

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