A robbery suspect who allegedly fled from Hemet police officers, leading them on a pursuit that went into a neighboring city and finally into the county before he surrendered, was being held without bail today.
Brendan Adam Ellison, 26, of Hemet, was arrested last night on suspicion of felony evading, robbery, theft and being in possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was being held at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.
According to Hemet police, shortly after 7 p.m., officers came across Ellison while following up on a call regarding a suspicious vehicle idling inside the Hemet Park Estates in the 1400 block of East Menlo Avenue.
Officers spotted a white GMC Suburban and recognized the driver — Ellison — who was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in San Jacinto and had an unrelated felony warrant out of Orange County, authorities said.
As patrol officers approached, the suspect sped away, triggering a chase that went east through San Jacinto and into an unincorporated area of Riverside County, ending at Meridian Street and Little Lake Road, where Ellison surrendered to Hemet police officers and sheriff’s deputies, according to the police department.