A man was arrested after allegedly hitting his ex-girlfriend and leading deputies on a pursuit.
Deputies responded to a home in Taft where a female said her ex-boyfriend hit her several times on the back of the head before knocking her to the ground and kicking her.
Jorge Sanchez Hernandez, 24, fled in a gray Dodge van. Deputies found Hernandez in a farm field near Old River Road and Copus Road.
Hernandez then armed himself with a bladed farm tool, stole a truck with a farm equipment trailer, and led deputies on a chase through rural areas south of Taft for nearly an hour.
He reached speeds of 75 mph into oncoming traffic.
CHP put spike strips in the road, which flattened one of the trailer tires. Hernandez abandoned the vehicle south of Valpredo Street and fled on foot.
The Sheriff’s Helicopter found Hernandez hiding under a tree.
He resisted arrest but was subdued by a Sheriff’s K-9. He was given medical care and arrested for domestic violence, evading a peace officer, vehicle theft and resisting arrest.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.