Donovan Roche 3 p.m., Oct. 18
Man who rescued domestic violence victim was rammed by car
Deputies in San Marcos say the alleged abuser returned to the scene
A man who reportedly rescued a woman from domestic violence got smashed between two cars when the assailant returned and ran him down, according to San Diego Sheriff deputies.
Monday evening, about 7:30 p.m., several concerned persons intervened and stopped a man who was battering a woman, according to a press release from Sergeant Martha Hernandez, who is stationed at the Sheriff’s San Marcos station. The incident allegedly occurred near the corner of Rue de Valle and Margie Place, a residential street with several small apartment complexes.
The allegedly-abusive man got into his silver, four-door Mitsubishi sedan and drove away, but then “made an abrupt U-turn and came back to the scene,” according to Sgt. Hernandez. The man rammed his vehicle into one of the persons who had helped rescue the reportedly-abused-woman, according to deputies.
“The victim was pinned between the two vehicles,” according to Sheriff’s Sergeant Dan Deese, in a phone interview today. “He was outside his vehicle.” The victim was said to be pinned between his own pickup truck parked at the curb, and the alleged-abuser’s silver sedan. The alleged aggressor abandoned his smashed car “and fled the scene on foot,” according to deputies.
The pinned man sustained “serious injuries to his leg” that were not life-threatening, according to deputies, and the injured man was taken to the newly-opened Palomar Hospital for treatment; an update on his condition was not immediately available.
Deputies said they brought in two tracking dogs and the Sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter, but the suspect evaded capture and remains at large.
Sergeant Dan Deese said the fugitive’s identity is “known to deputies” and their search continues. The sergeant stated there is a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, and advised anyone with information to call 888-580-8477.
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