Thousand Palms Man Facing Murder Charge

Ben Schenk

Thousand Palms Man Facing Murder Charge

CREATED Oct. 3, 2012

INDIO - A Thousand Palms man is now facing murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges after a nearly day long search in a Sky Valley neighborhood.

Carl Richard Perdock, 46, is accused of killing 33 year old Desert Hot Springs resident Arianna Villareal last week. 

Villareal's body was found between 2:30 and 3 a.m. Friday near a residence in the 23000 block of Longvue Road in Sky Valley. She was killed Thursday with a shotgun, according to the criminal complaint.

Sheriff's Cpl. Angel Ramos said a man called the sheriff's department Thursday afternoon to report an assault with a deadly weapon and saying his roommate was ``making threatening statements and was depressed over the break-up with his ex-girlfriend.'' Perdock assaulted a man named Brian Arnold with a shotgun that day, according to the complaint.

When they arrived, deputies concluded there had been a possible struggle, but no one was there. Further investigation led to the residence in the 23000 block of Longvue, where Perdock fled in a red Jeep Cherokee when he
saw deputies, Ramos said. 

The deputies gave chase, with a California Highway Patrol helicopter and K-9 officer joining in the exhaustive pursuit and search that resulted in Perdock's detainment.