Parolee at Large Found “Underneath a House” in Highland Park

By Jacqueline Garcia, EGP Staff Writer

A man wanted for parole violations was detained today around 2 p.m. after he was found underneath a house in Highland Park.

At around 12 p.m. Thursday, Pasadena police attempted to stop Robert Leagons, 28, wanted on a warrant related to a domestic violence case in the Palmdale/Lancaster area, but the suspect sped off and a short car chase ensued.

“Based on the way he was driving we disengaged from the pursuit and our airship continued to monitor his path,” Lt. Vasken Gourdikian from the Pasadena Police Department told EGP from the scene in Highland Park – where Leagons was taken into custody.

The helicopter advised that the suspect—an African-American male—collided near Ruby Street and Avenue 64,  then exited the vehicle and attempted to flee the scene.

“He was last seen in the 6300 block of Ruby Street,” said Gourdikian, adding that officers from the Los Angeles Police Dept. helped close off a multi-block search area.

After a “comprehensive search” of 6300 Ruby Street, the suspect was found. “The information I have is that our SWAT team and K-9 unit found him underneath the house,” said Gourdikian.

The K-9 dog bit the suspect whom already had injuries from the crash. The suspect was transferred to the Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena Police Department Officer, John Mercado told EGP.

Once he is released from the hospital he will be taken to the Pasadena jail, said Mercado.

He is wanted for being “a parolee at large, domestic violence investigation, felony evading and felony hit and run for now,” said Guirdikian.

The suspect, Robert Leagons, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital. (EGP photo by Jacqueline Garcia)

The suspect, Robert Leagons, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital. (EGP photo by Jacqueline Garcia)

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