On Monday, September 7th, a man assaulted his ex-girlfriend, confiscated her cell phone, and wouldn’t allow her to leave. She already had a restraining order on him prior to the incident for past domestic violence issues.
LA Sheriff’s deputies were finally able to locate the suspect on Friday, September 11th at around 10:10 a.m., after they received a call about the suspect walking about two blocks away from his house. Once he realized they were after him, he fled back to his home. Fortunately, a deputy saw him enter his house on East Calora Street in Covina.
When the suspect went into the house, the deputies noticed that he was arguing with another man, assumed to be his father. As they went to confront the suspect, he ran through a hallway and disappeared from their sight.
Deputies sustained their efforts in surrounding the house and told the suspect to surrender, but he refused. With speculation of the suspect possibly being armed, they proceeded to call in a SWAT team, K-9 unit, and crisis negotiators. The suspect still refused to surrender.
The SWAT team and the K-9 unit searched the residence. They were eventually able to locate him hiding in a water heater closet inside the home at around 1:15 p.m.
He was immediately arrested without further incident and was identified as Edward Sanchez, 21.
He is currently being held in lieu of a $100,000 bail.
According to previous records, Sanchez has been in trouble with the law multiple times. He has been arrested five times in the last year – three charges of domestic violence – inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or co-habitant, one arrest for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and once for resisting arrest.