Man Wanted for Assaulting an Officer Apprehended after Fleeing Twice

Man Wanted for Assaulting an Officer Apprehended after Fleeing Twice

ORINDA— A man who twice fled from law enforcement officers was apprehended after his vehicle became disabled. The suspect was wanted for assaulting an Orinda officer who pursued him a few days earlier.

While conducting a walkthrough at a Rite Aid drugstore located at 27 Orinda Way, the officer was alerted by employees: A man had just stolen some items and run out the front door.

The incident occurred March 1 at 4:13 p.m. The officer immediately chased after the suspect on foot to the parking lot, where the suspect entered a vehicle.

When the officer attempted to open the driver’s side door, the suspect struck the officer with the vehicle. The officer suffered minor injuries and the suspect fled, ultimately driving westbound on Highway 24.

Orinda police and detectives from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect. He is a San Francisco resident, 28-year-old Delvente Murry.

On March 4, Murry was located driving in Richmond, where he fled from sheriff’s deputies. They pursued him onto Interstate 80 all the way into Berkeley, where his vehicle became disabled on Adeline Street.

The suspect abandoned his vehicle and started running, but not fast enough. Murry was arrested by deputies and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.

Murry was booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. His other charges include evading and obstructing an officer, and probation violation.

Coincidentally, Murry was arrested almost one year to the date of his last arrest in March 2020. That time he was arrested for hit and run, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and resisting an officer.

Man Wanted for Assaulting an Officer Apprehended after Fleeing Twice was last modified: March 9th, 2021 by admin
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Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.