APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Corey Hodges, 20, of Apple Valley was arrested after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit Monday night.
It happened at about 8:35 pm, when Deputy T. Verral responded to the AM/PM store in the 15300 block of Rancherias Road reference a man throwing a female to the ground, officials said.
According to witnesses, the domestic disturbance occurred outside the store near the air and water pumps, next to the suspects black Chevy Impala.
Hodges saw the deputy arriving and got into the driver’s seat and fled the parking lot, almost hitting several people in the process.
“The driver led Verral in a high-speed pursuit onto State Highway 18, where the suspect ran two stop signs and a red light. The suspect turned west onto State Highway 18 at such a high speed, he lost control of his car and slid sideways through the intersection, almost hitting other vehicles that were stopped in a left turn lane,” stated sheriff’s officials in a news release.
Hodges continued traveling eastbound on Highway 18 at speeds of 100 MPH.
For an unknown reason, the suspect slowed and Verral set up to perform a Pursuit Intervention Technique. However, the suspect veered off the road and into a dirt field where he became disabled.
The driver fled on foot for a short distance before he was taken into custody without incident.
Hodges was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for Failure to Yield. Through investigation, deputies determined the original domestic disturbance was unfounded.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Troy Verral or Sergeant Matthew Griffith at (760) 240-7400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline a 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.