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ONTARIO – A disagreement between two friends ended with their vehicle rolling over and one of the men behind bars on suspicion of attempted murder.

“The suspect had personal issues with the victim,” Ontario police Cpl. Bill Russell said.

Jess Lopez, 42, of Ontario was arrested early Wednesday after police learned he reportedly rolled his 2002 Mitsubishi Monteroin the area of Haven Avenue and Creekside Drive.

“We responded to what we first thought was just a single-vehicle rollover,” Russell said.

“Later, after interviewing the victim, we learned Lopez intentionally swerved, causing the vehicle to roll.”

Lopez and the passenger were the only occupants in the sport utility vehicle, Russell said.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the two became involved in an argument and what led Lopez to allegedly cause the crash.

During the booking process, authorities found methamphetamine on Lopez and also booked him on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, Russell said.

The crash took place at the same intersection where five Ontario men were killed Sept. 2 after the vehicle they were driving in crashed into a church fence and stopped in the backyard of a nearby home.

Court records indicate Lopez was formally charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He was previously convicted on at least one drug charge.



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