Felony charges are expected to be filed Tuesday against a probationer accused of stealing a car in Lake Elsinore and attempting to flee from sheriff’s deputies until he struck rocks on a dead-end street.
Abel Stephan Hall, 21, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of auto theft, felony evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violations. He’s being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s officials, Hall was spotted driving in the area of Blackwell Boulevard and Brightman Avenue about 1 a.m. Thursday in the community of Lakeland Village, where patrol deputies ran a check on the car’s license plate confirming it was stolen.
Deputies signaled Hall to pull over, but he allegedly floored the sedan, prompting the lawmen to give chase.
“The vehicle pursuit ended when the stolen vehicle became disabled on several rocks and debris at the dead end of Rome Hill Road,” according to a sheriff’s statement.
Hall tried to escape on foot but was quickly apprehended and taken into custody without further incident, sheriff’s officials said.
According to court records, he has a conviction from last year for receiving a stolen vehicle.
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