RIALTO, Calif. (KTLA) -- An ex-convict already out on bail for allegedly threatening a Riverside high school and weapons violations is now accused of kidnapping and robbing his ex-girlfriend in Rialto, then using her cellphone to post explicit images of the woman on her own social media sites and making death threats to her 7-year-old child earlier this week, officials said Sunday.
Maurice Dion Gamble, 38, of Riverside was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, making criminal threats and committing a crime while out on bail in a previous case, according to the Rialto Police Department.
His most recent arrest stems from a series of crimes that police say unfolded between April 2 and April 4. The string of alleged felonies began when he showed up at the home of a woman he had previously dated, forced her into his vehicle, robbed her, then drove her back home.
“Gamble began using the victim's cellphone to access her social media accounts and posted sexually explicit content of the victim on her own social media sites,” Rialto Police said in a statement. “Gamble then began texting the victim's seven-year-old child, threatening to kill everyone. It is at that time, the victim contacted the Rialto Police Department seeking help.”
“Officers recovered the victim's cellphone, multiple replica semiautomatic handguns, an AR-15 assault rifle and rounds of ammunition,” during a search warrant executed at the suspect's Riverside residence, according to police.