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Victorville police nab convicted felon after pursuit

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Police arrested Derek Haynes, a convicted felon on probation after leading deputies on a pursuit, officials said.

It happened on September 12, 2018, at about 4:00 am, when Deputy C. Hancock, with the Victorville Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on a silver Honda Civic, after observing the driver weaving from one lane to another.

Officials said Haynes, 33, of Victorville initially pulled to the side of the road but pulled back into the roadway and fled before Deputy Hancock exited his patrol car.

“Hancock followed Haynes with his emergency lights and siren activated. Hancock pursued the suspect approximately 3.3 miles before the suspect stopped in front of his residence in the 16200 block of Rodell Place,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

During the pursuit, Haynes violated several vehicle codes, including failing to yield at a stop sign, excessive speed, and crossing over double yellow lines.

After detaining the suspect, deputies searched him and his vehicle and found suspected methamphetamine and heroin on the suspect and multiple rounds of ammunition and a collapsible baton in the vehicle, officials said.

Haynes was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for evading a peace officer with disregard for safety, possession of a deadly weapon, and prohibited person in possession of ammunition.

According to public arrest records, Haynes is currently being held with no bail. He is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on September 17th.

The case was also forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review and consideration of additional charges.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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