Police-security officers wrestle robbery suspects into custody www.privateofficer.com
STOCKTON CA Aug 30 2012 - Police twice subdued the suspect in an armed robbery who tried to flee from officers during a morning car chase Tuesday and again at a hospital hours later, officials said.
Ivon Lamont Walker, 41, held up the Jack in the Box at Pacific Avenue and Harding Way about 7:30 a.m. before he and his accomplice fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Stockton Police Department.
The pair’s white Ford Explorer was found by officers near Sutter and Magnolia streets about 9 a.m. and a pursuit began, said Officer Joe Silva, a spokesman for the department.
The chase ended at Center and Clay streets when authorities moved into the Ford’s path and collided with it, Silva said.
Walker and his driver, identified by police as Roberta Collazo, 27, were being interrogated separately by police when he complained of pain. Officers took the handcuffed suspect to San Joaquin General Hospital for observation.
When police removed restraints so Walker could receive X-rays, he ran from the room toward the main lobby, police said.
A witness said she heard Walker fall as police and security guards were on his back.
“It was like a movie,” said Aja Smith, who was at the hospital with a family member. “I heard people running, and then the guy said ‘Whoa’ as he went down and was kicking the cops.” Walker was checked by a doctor, who cleared him to head to the San Joaquin County Jail, Silva said.
Investigators said they also suspect Walker is responsible for a stabbing in the 200 block of East Park Street on Thursday afternoon.