Prisoner Tries to Escape, Caught After Short Pursuit

Prisoner Tries to Escape, Caught After Short Pursuit

BAKERSFIELD — An 29-year-old inmate is back behind bars after trying to escape after being treated at a Bakersfield medical facility on Wednesday morning.

Isaac Hernandez was booked into the Lerdo Detention Facility for auto theft, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, felony resisting arrest and escape from custody.

According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began when Hernandez, who was being escorted from a medical facility on Office Park Drive in Bakersfield back to jail, tried to escape at around 9 a.m. on Nov. 5.

Hernandez first ditched his police escort on foot before commandeering an unoccupied medical transport vehicle that had been left running in a parking lot. Pursued by Kern County Sheriff’s deputies and Bakersfield Police Department officers, Hernandez refused to stop, and at one point rammed a sheriff’s patrol vehicle several times in a parking lot.

Finally, Hernandez pulled into a vacant lot on Truxtun Avenue west of Oak Street where he was taken into custody without incident.

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Prisoner Tries to Escape, Caught After Short Pursuit was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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