An active duty U.S. military service member was arrested Monday in connection with a high speed chase through San Diego County and a homicide investigation in Riverside County.
Jared Bischoff, 25, of Riverside, was handcuffed following an hours-long police pursuit that began at 4:45 a.m. and followed several Southern California freeways. Bischoff, who is currently enlisted in the U.S. Navy, is accused of killing his girlfriend Sunday, according to Riverside Police.
Bischoff was in the driver's seat of a white Kia when San Diego Police attempted to pull over the vehicle on Interstate 805 in the Clairemont area.
Riverside Police had requested assistance tracking down Bischoff after a woman was found with multiple stab wounds Sunday evening near the intersection of Calmhill Drive and California Avenue in Riverside.
The woman, identified only as Bischoff's girlfriend, died from her injuries at a nearby hospital.
As San Diego Police and later California Highway Patrol officers attempted to pull over the Kia registered to Bischoff, the driver would not stop.
The vehicle traveled along Interstate 5 at speeds nearing 100 mph, according to SDPD before turning onto eastbound State Route 78 and eventually northbound Interstate 15.
Spike strips set up just north of State Route 78 failed to stop the Kia as the driver continued to evade police.
Just before 6:30 a.m., the vehicle pulled over in Riverside near Arlington Avenue and State Route 91.
A man behind the wheel surrendered without incident. He was later identified as Bischoff.
He has been booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for murder according to Riverside Police.
Bischoff is attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex, according to Commander John Perkins, Public Affairs Officer at Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
The U.S. Navy is not releasing details of his rank or year of service at this time.
Jassmine Woodford said she’s known Bischoff for approximately 18 months and was shocked to learn about his arrest.
"He was just here, you know, we just saw him he looked normal, totally fine,” Woodford told NBC 7 explaining how Bischoff stayed at their home Sunday night.
She said the suspect and her husband had duty together and it's normal for Bischoff to stay with the family when he has duty in San Diego instead of driving home to Riverside.
“He was gone before he was even up,” she said.