ESCONDIDO, Calif. — An auto-theft suspect led police and sheriff's personnel on a pursuit across northern San Diego County Monday before crashing the stolen car he was driving and making a failed attempt to escape on foot.
Brandon Scroggins, 42, allegedly failed to yield when Carlsbad police tried to pull him over about 11:15 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, which joined in the road chase after it entered neighboring Encinitas.
The pursuit eventually made its way to the east into Escondido, where the fleeing driver allegedly crashed the stolen vehicle into a fence, then jumped out and ran off, sheriff's Sgt. Jeremy Collis said. The suspect ran through trees and up a hillside.
After reaching the top of the hill, deputies and police officers were able to quickly chase Scroggins down and take him into custody, he said.
Scroggins, the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant, was booked into county jail in Vista on suspicion of vehicle theft, felony evading and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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