An assault suspect who led sheriff’s Gang Task Force deputies on a high-speed pursuit through Indio has been taken into custody, says Deputy Herlinda Valenzuela of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Archuleta is a known gang member of the Mexican mafia, according to authorities. His last parole violation was check fraud.
Police wanted 48-year-old Andrew Archuleta after they say he cut his ankle bracelet off. When they spotted him Wednesday at Kenner and Towne Streets, he drove off, and tried to ram a police car in the process.
Speeds reached 90-miles-per-hour going down Monroe Street at one point during the chase, which started at around 4:10 p.m.
The chase ended shortly after 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Casa Blanca Court and Tangier Avenue, east of Jefferson between Avenue 48 and Avenue 50. It’s there Archletta reportedly tried to ram another police car, and ran into an unoccupied home where he was arrested.
No one was injured in the pursuit.
Archuleta was booked into the Indio County Jail, and is charged with violating his parole and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.