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Suspect on parole throws gun from vehicle during pursuit in Hesperia

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A Hesperia man out on parole was re-arrested after he allegedly threw a gun from a vehicle during a high-speed pursuit in Hesperia.

It happened on April 1, 2019, at about 1:43 pm., when deputies observed a dark-grey Ford F-250 driving northbound on Maple Avenue dragging a steel chain from the tow hitch, officials said.

Deputies attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of Main Street and Maple Avenue. The vehicle continued and turned onto Main Street and traveled slowly toward Cottonwood Avenue.

The driver, later identified as Victor Manuel Flores, 39, could be seen reaching around inside the passenger compartment. He pulled into and out of a shopping center and stopped on the roadside.

“Flores then threw a firearm out the passenger window and fled at approximately 80mph through a residential area, running multiple stop signs without due regard for anyone’s safety,” stated sheriff’s spokesman Edgar Moran.

Deputies followed the vehicle into a residential neighborhood where Flores parked and entered a residence in the 9100 block of Ashwood Street in Hesperia.

Flores eventually exited the residence and was detained. He was found to be on Parole.

“The firearm Flores threw out of the passenger window was collected and booked as evidence,” stated Moran.

Flores was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for PC29800(a)(1) and VC2800.2(a). He is being held without bail due to being a felon in possession of a firearm. His next court apperance is scheduled for April 8, 2019.

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