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Richmond Man Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer and Felony Evading

Press Release

by ECT

On Monday, January 3, 2022, a Contra Costa County deputy sheriff was involved in a short pursuit in North Richmond. The deputy terminated the pursuit and pulled to the side of the road.

The suspect then deliberately turned around and drove at a high rate of speed directly at the deputy in his parked vehicle. The suspect narrowly missed striking the deputy.

The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Nelson Flores-Torres of the city of Richmond. The next day, an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at about 3:39 PM, deputies attempted to stop Flores-Torres in a vehicle on Richmond Parkway near San Pablo Avenue. He immediately fled, leading deputies on a pursuit that went into Mill Valley in Marin County. Flores-Torres and another occupant in his car fled on foot after colliding with another vehicle.

A perimeter was set up by the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Mill Valley Police Department, and the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. The two were taken into custody as they attempted to enter a residence. They were later booked into the Martinez Detention Facility (MDF):

Nelson Flores-Torres was booked on the following charges: reckless evading of a peace officer, evading a peace officer causing injury, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, resisting arrest and the arrest warrant.

23-year-old Jose Flores-Torres of Richmond was booked on the following charges: burglary and resisting arrest.

Both are currently being held at the Martinez Detention Facility.

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