Authorities Identify Man Arrested After Artesia Burglary, Commerce Carjacking
Authorities have identified a man accused of burglarizing a fast-food restaurant in Artesia early Thursday morning, then carjacking a woman in Commerce and leading authorities on a winding pursuit that ended in South El Monte.
Ionon Belvin Harris, 28, was taken into custody after a PIT maneuver brought the chase to an end, according to a Friday new release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was being held in lieu of $75,000 bail.
The sequence of events began about 1:50 a.m. Thursday, when a deputy saw Harris burglarizing a Wienerschnitzel in the 11600 block of South Street (map), said sheriff’s Lt. Alicia Malone. The restaurant was closed at the time. Authorities had initially said it was located in Lakewood.
When the deputy attempted to stop Harris, the suspect got into a 2006 Mazda and a chase ensued, the Sheriff’s Department said.
The pursuit proceeded through multiple areas including East Los Angeles, Maywood, Bell, and the city of Commerce, where the suspected burglar carjacked a woman outside Steven’s Steak & Seafood House in the 5300 block of Stevens Place (map), Malone said. The victim was not injured.
Harris was facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon, carjacking, felony evading and burglary, according to the news release.
He is expected to appear in Superior Court in Bellflower on Tuesday.