Sheriff's office seeking female robbery, assault suspect

Deza Rae Hernandez is alleged to have gang ties

By Craig Brown, Columbian metro editor

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photoDeza Rae Hernandez

Clark County sheriff's deputies are enlisting the public's help to locate a robbery and assault suspect.

The suspect is Deza Rae Hernandez, 22, a transient. She is described as 5 feet, 1 inch tall, about 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo reading "Jose" on her left wrist and a tattoo reading "Reamond" on her right.

She is believed to be associated with the Suernos, a Mexican street gang.

According to a news release, deputies believe Hernandez was involved in an argument outside the Ghims Village apartments, 1304 N.E. 88th St., on the evening of Sept. 18. When a resident who wasn't part of the argument opened the door and asked the people to quit arguing and go away, Hernandez allegedly attacked her in the doorway and later inside her apartment.

Deputies say that Hernandez then allegedly left the victim's apartment with a male companion, flagged down a motorist, and assaulted him with brass knuckles before attempting to steal his car.

Deputies arrived on the scene as the car-jacking attempt was in progress and arrested the male companion, identified as Ambrose Jackson, 33, but Hernandez fled on foot. A tracking dog found the driver's stolen cell phone, which Hernandez allegedly dropped, but did not locate her.

She is wanted for first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.