A parolee was sentenced to 12 years in state prison Wednesday for trying to run over a Banning police officer during an attempted arrest.
Jacob Victor Estrada, 27, of Banning was arrested on Aug. 25, 2018, after barricading himself inside a home for several hours. He had fled from officers who were attempting to take him into custody on active felony arrest warrants.
Police said there were no injuries to Estrada, the involved officers or any members of the public.
Estrada pleaded guilty in January to felony assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and to a misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license. The plea was with the court and not as part of a deal struck with prosecutors.
According to the Banning Police Department, Estrada was spotted in a vehicle in the area of 1420 E. Williams St. and sped off upon seeing the officers. He then “attempted to run over one of the detectives and crashed his vehicle into an unmarked police vehicle,” police said.
Court records show that he had an active bench warrant at the time of his arrest for an ongoing vehicle theft case out of Palm Springs, as well as a parole violation warrant.
Following the crash, Estrada drove his disabled vehicle for several hundred yards before abandoning the car and running into a home in the 300 block of Evans Street, where he barricaded himself inside for about four hours before surrendering.
Estrada has felony convictions for violating his parole and carrying a concealed firearm unlawfully.
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