BAKERSFIELD — A known Bakersfield gang member out of jail and on parole is back behind bars after leading police on a high-speed pursuit through the streets of Bakersfield on Friday.
Victor Murillo, 32, was booked into the Kern County Jail on numerous charges, which included being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of sale, and reckless evading of a law enforcement officer.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the series of events leading up to Murillo’s arrest began on February 2, when deputies conducted a parole search at Murillo’s home in the 2900 block of Potomac Avenue.
“Although Murillo was not present at the time of search, deputies found a sawed-off shotgun, a handgun and a high powered rifle,” said Kern County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt. “All violations of Mr. Murillo’s parole conditions.”
An arrest warrant was issued and four days later, on February 6, deputies spotted Murillo driving on College Avenue in east Bakersfield.
“When they tried to stop the suspect he drove away,” Pruitt said. “Leading them on a high speed pursuit, which eventually ended when the driver lost control of his vehicle in an empty field near Niles and Park Streets.”
Murillo was taken in to custody without further incident.
During the pursuit, deputies said they witnessed Murillo throwing approximately 32 grams of methamphetamine from his vehicle, all of which was recovered at the scene.
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