One man arrested, one armed man gets away in late night chase

A Fallbrook man was arrested for felony evading, DUI and resisting arrest while another man, armed with a gun, eluded law enforcement officials late Monday night (Dec. 19), reported Lt. David Gilmore, commander of the Fallbrook Sheriff’s substation.

At approximately 10:50 p.m., Fallbrook deputy Terence York spotted two men looking into vehicles with a flashlight at the Fallbrook Manor Apartments in the 500 block of Alturas Road. Upon seeing York, the men took off on foot and then jumped into a vehicle and sped away.

The vehicle briefly stopped at the corner of Alturas Road and West Fallbrook Street and the passenger got out and started running. York noticed that the man who exited the vehicle had a gun and called for backup while continuing his pursuit of the vehicle.

The driver, 24-year-old Edvin Deleon of Fallbrook, eventually pulled over in the Albertsons parking in the 1100 block of South Mission Road and was arrested by York. Deleon had hit several parked vehicles on Alturas while trying to flee.

Deputies and CHP officers, with the assistance from the ASTREA helicopter, searched for the armed suspect but were unable to locate him. The individual remained at large as of Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 20).

A man who was seen running away from the area was detained by Vista deputy Jason Ferguson. The man was questioned and then released.

5 Responses to "One man arrested, one armed man gets away in late night chase"

  1. echo9mike   December 21, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Serves as another reminder to avoid leaving valuables in vehicle, lock doors and report suspicious activity. Thanks to sheriffs dept for proactive response efforts and for all they do to protect public.

  2. gw   December 24, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    “one armed man”, Does Dr. Richard Kimble know about this?

  3. BGG   December 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Not the first time an Edvin DeLeon has made the news locally. The ages would seem to be consistent (reported as age18 in 2010 and age 24 in 2016) Presumably the same individual?

  4. susy   May 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    first of all with all due respect i am edvins wife and I HAVE THE POLICE REPORTS which completely states another story the newspaper clearly overexaggerated what happend that night please take this down nobody saying hes perfect but this story is far from the truth thank you

    • Kim Harris   June 2, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Thanks for your comment Susy, our information comes from the Sheriff’s office. We would be happy to review the the documentation and update the story as necessary.


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