Fugitive on parole arrested in San Francisco after police cars crashed and officers injured – CBS San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A fugitive on parole with property stolen in a car break-in has been arrested in the southern San Francisco market after crashing his vehicle into police cars in an attempt to flee officers , injuring two, police said.
San Francisco Police said the suspect, Miller Jernigan, 26, had two active arrest warrants for robbery and gun violations when he was seen inside a parked vehicle on Tuesday around 3:20 p.m. on 4th and Bryant streets.
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As police attempted to stop him, Jernigan immediately slammed his vehicle into a police vehicle and then backed up into another vehicle more than once, police said. Officers on foot approached the vehicle and one broke a window in Jernigan’s car to gain access to him. Jernigan stopped the car, got out of the vehicle and was taken into custody. Two officers were injured; one was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released, the other was treated by doctors on the spot.
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Police said a search of Jernigan’s vehicle uncovered a loaded and stolen handgun as well as property stolen from tourists in an earlier car burglary. The property has been returned to tourists. Police also seized Jernigan’s car and said the license plate matched another vehicle.
Jernigan was incarcerated in the San Francisco County Jail on three counts of assaulting a police officer with a lethal weapon, being a criminal in possession of a gun, carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle, possession of stolen property and violation of parole, among other charges. He was also sentenced to theft without bail and to arrest firearms warrants.
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Police said the investigation remained active and anyone with information was asked to call the SFPD’s 24-hour advice line at 1-415-575-4444 or tip TIP411 and to start the text message with SFPD. You can remain anonymous.