A 28-year-old parolee was in custody Wednesday accused of burglarizing a home in La Quinta.
Deputies responded to a burglary call about 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 53800 block of Ross Avenue, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
According to sheriff’s Sgt. David Aldrich, deputies identified James Harper as a suspect in the crime and found him walking on Jefferson Street near Fred Waring Drive that afternoon.
As deputies closed in, Harper allegedly ran into a nearby Indio neighborhood.
Indio police officers assisted sheriff’s deputies in setting up a perimeter, and Harper was arrested in the 43300 block of Heritage Palms Drive. He was allegedly carrying a 10-inch knife, which according to sheriff’s officials is a violation of his parole.
According to the department, he remains behind bars at the Indio jail on suspicion of a parole violation pending residential burglary charges set to be filed by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.
Harper was convicted of a parole violation in Riverside County in October, court records show.
He was also serving a three-year probation term after being convicted of a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge last month, according to records.
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