Alleged pellet gun vandals arrested

On Feb. 22, pellet gun-wielding vandals shot out and shattered the windows of dozens of vehicles in Lancaster, including this Ford Explorer. One of the alleged vandals (Koty Jewkes) was caught on surveillance video, and he was arrested this week, authorities said.

On Feb. 22, pellet gun-wielding vandals shot out and shattered the windows of dozens of vehicles in Lancaster, including this Ford Explorer. One of the alleged vandals (Koty Jewkes) was caught on surveillance video, and he was arrested this week, authorities said.

LANCASTER – The culprits behind the pellet gun vandalism spree that damaged businesses, homes, and vehicles in Lancaster last month have been captured, authorities said.

Twenty-year-old Koty Jewkes was arrested Tuesday at a Lancaster home, and 24-year-old Kevin White and 20-year-old Elijah Pointer were arrested Thursday at a home in Rosamond.  Pellet guns were located at both homes, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:

During the weekend of February 22, approximately 67 documented vandalisms occurred throughout the city of Lancaster.

Several businesses, homes, and vehicles had their windows shot out with a pellet gun. On Tuesday (03-11-14), Lancaster Deputies with the LAN-CAP Team arrested suspect Koty Jewkes for felony vandalism at a home located on the 2600 Block of Via Ramona.

On Thursday, their investigation continued and led them to the arrest of two other suspects in Rosamond.

Suspects Elijah Pointer and Kevin White were located at a home on the 1300 Block of Rosamond Blvd. Additional evidence such as pellet guns were located at both homes.

Suspect Jewkes was charged with felony vandalism, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting at an inhabited vehicle, and other charges pending. He was held on $230,000 bail. Suspect Pointer was arrested for felony vandalism and held on $50,000 bail. Suspect White was arrested for conspiracy and held on $50,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Edwards at (661) 948-8466.

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  19 comments for “Alleged pellet gun vandals arrested

  1. fred
    March 26, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    any update on court hearings? r these people getting paid for the damages?

  2. March 18, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I’m so glad they’re finally caught! That’s what they deserve for all the damage done. Let alone these idiots are 20 & 24 years old, get a life! Pieces of [removed]. My car was all ruined because of them, & to repair it money from our pockets, so not fair! Hope they get the maximum time in jail! Shouldve think twice before doing stupid stuff. Low life’s

  3. Justin
    March 16, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Yes!! These jerks cost me 300 dollars of my hard working money they shot the side of my dodge ram 1500 and shot out my rear window I was just visting my freind I haven’t seen in years.

  4. Angie
    March 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Glad they got caught I have family that were a victim to this.

  5. Rose
    March 15, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Let me guess? They were all white kids huh?

    • Chelsea
      March 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      They were not all white kids two were black one was white and for the respect of everyone’s family’s why don’t everyone watch what they say you all who are victims have a right to be mad but others don’t and you who are victims have a bit of sympathy because no one knows why this was done and no one knows for sure who did what please everyone have respect and don’t listen to the news media!

      • AV Folk
        March 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

        I think your pleas for everyone to watch what they say would make more sense if anyone had actually said anything that was even mildly offensive, unless the comment that 20 year olds ought to be more mature is offensive?

      • army vet
        March 16, 2014 at 12:44 am

        Respect the family? Seriously? Nobody cares about their families. These Geniuses are adults who decided to shoot up windows probably while drunk or high. Their families have nothing to do with the crimes they commited. These kids are out of control, im glad Lancaster sheriff’s snatched these guys before it became a cold case.

      • Ernie F
        March 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

        Every citizen of Lancaster and Palmdale has a right to be mad at these idiots. They not only hurt the people who had a loss but everyone. You never know when your neighborhood will be hit next so we all are worried.

      • Another victim
        March 17, 2014 at 7:47 pm

        There is no reason to be symphathetic for the cowards who came by at 1 in the morning to shoot not only our truck but the whole neighborhood. My husband was outside when these jerks did what they did. I just thank god tha he was not hit. It cost $480 to replace the window and we still have to get the window tinted. In addition are all the holes in the side of our house. We work hard for our property. I just hope that if they get convicted they get the maximum time as allowed.

      • mimi
        March 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm

        Where the f@## does it say one kid was white and the other two were black lmfao!!!!

        • bird
          March 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm

          Doesn’t matter what color they are! all three adults are going to have to make their dirty deeds right by paying restitution, writing letters of apology, and ordered to put in a thousand hours of community service each.

          • Another victim
            March 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm

            Hi Bird….where did you get the information about the letter of apology, restitution, and 1000 hours of community service? I have not seen anything yet. Did they plea bargain?

        • Antonio
          March 19, 2014 at 10:31 am

          I agree. It does not matter what color they are. But it is true that one man is white and the other two are black.
          Are you still lyfao?

          • bird
            March 19, 2014 at 5:29 pm

            The color of their skin didn’t cause them to vandalize.

  6. Richard
    March 14, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Don’t these twenty something year olds have anything better to do than vandalize people personalize property? smdh

  7. Raelene
    March 14, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Fantastic… Can we find the person that shot and killed Steve Finson while he was riding his ATV in the desert on the Eastside! This all happened at the same time!!! Justice for the Finson family!!!

    • crudville
      March 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      I doubt the 2 cases are related, but I would like to see that case solved too.

      But lets not hijack this topic…Anyhow… I see all 3 peeps are 20+ years of age.. and here I was thinking this was done by some 13 to 16 year olds… well.. at least they will be punished in the adult system.

      • Raelene
        March 15, 2014 at 4:32 am

        Agreed, I doubt they were related. Stupidity knows no age! Boredom, too much beer, lack of respect for others… with our unemployment at an all time high it seems they could find nothing better to do with their time. Sad, and yes, glad they will be handled with adult gloves. I hope everyone effected by them gets paid back what they have lost!

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