A 21-year-old suspect who was arrested in Ventura County is believed to be the driver who allegedly struck a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in a hit-and-run crash in Santa Clarita last month, authorities announced Tuesday.
Dameyon Ramos was initially arrested last Thursday in Ventura County on suspicion of theft, according to Shirley Miller of the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station.
Ramos, who had two additional alleged no-bail probation violations, is being held on $155,000 bail, the sheriff’s station reported.
Deputies were conducting a traffic stop about 10:45 p.m. June 11 for a felony warrant suspect near Tyler Lane and American Beauty Drive when the deputy was hit with an SUV, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect vehicle, described as a gray Range Rover with Florida license plates, was found abandoned at a gas station in Newhall.
The deputy escaped serious injury, according to the sheriff’s department.