Man on felony probation led police on high-speed chase, caught 2 days later
Photo: Moreno Valley Mall
A man from Riverside County, who was on felony probation, attempted to escape from police in a high-speed vehicle pursuit but was captured two days afterward at Moreno Valley Mall.
The suspect was 30-year-old Ruben Flores III. At about 2:30 PM on Wednesday, August 24, 2019, he was pulled over in his vehicle by Rancho Cucamonga Deputy Jacob Foyil near the intersection of Church Street and Ramona Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga. As the deputy made contact with Flores, the suspect sped away. The deputy attempted to chase down the vehicle, “but due to the extreme recklessness of the suspect vehicle the pursuit was terminated, and the driver evaded capture,” said Deputy Foyil in the written release.
Police identified the suspect and discovered that Flores was scheduled to begin his 16-month sentence in state prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm on Friday, two days later.
Police eventually located Flores in the Moreno Valley Mall on the day of his scheduled surrender. He was arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center on a felony evasion charge.