San Diego

Domestic Violence Suspect Leads High-Speed Pursuit from Lemon Grove to Bonita

A man involved in a Lemon Grove domestic violence incident fled from San Diego County sheriff's deputies and led them on a pursuit on local highways until he was arrested in Bonita. 

Deputies were called to Lemon Grove for a domestic violence incident just before 10 a.m. and when they arrived, a suspect got into a vehicle and drove off. 

The driver failed to pull over and continued in a slow-speed pursuit until he reached southbound Interstate 5 and increased his speed to over 100 mph.

Deputies pursued the suspect's vehicle to an apartment complex near the Briarwood Road exit from SR-54. 

At that point, deputies say the driver, identified as Robert Perez, 26, jumped out of the car and ran. 

Deputies were on foot searching the area and used the sheriff's department helicopter to locate the man.

He was found in an apartment on the 3000 block of Plaza Mercia where he had entered through an open garage. 

One person was inside the home, according to SDSO Sgt. Kelly Moody. Sgt. Kelly said the resident tried to leave but Perez would not let them at first. The resident eventually made it outside of the apartment and alerted officers.

Perez was taken into custody inside the apartment and booked on domestic violence, false imprisonment, burglary and felony evading charges.

Moody said deputies were assisted by San Diego and National City police to secure an arrest in the case.

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