A local resident helped Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrest a man they’ve been looking for since Wednesday, said Sheriff’s Station Lt. Mark Hershey.
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“A guy was on the bike path and said he saw someone matching the description (of Corey Kieffer),” Hershey said. “He thought he saw him and he told us to meet him.”
Kieffer, 28, of Canyon Country, was found with his girlfriend by deputies. His girlfriend, whose name was not available, had a “high-bail” warrant out for her arrest, Hershey said.
Both Kieffer and his girlfriend were taken to the hospital for medical attention. Kieffer had an injury on his hand, but Hershey said he didn’t have any reports of Kieffer resisting arrest, and it was likely the pair were getting treated for dehydration.
“I think they were probably pooped out, tired,” Hershey said. “They’d been on the run for a couple of days.”
Hershey said the treatment could take a while, but then he expected the couple to be booked back at the station this afternoon.
Kieffer, in addition to being sought for a no-bail warrant in a burglary, is also wanted in connection for an incident Wednesday, when he allegedly pulled a gun out of his backpack and aimed it at deputies.
Pointing a gun at someone is considered assault in the California penal code, so it’s likely that Kieffer is facing charges for assaulting a peace officer in Wednesday’s incident.
The alleged assault sparked a several-hour manhunt that shut down traffic near Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country on Wednesday.
Deputies spent the next day searching for Kieffer’s weapon, but detectives have not released whether a gun they found in the wash near where Kieffer was thought to be hiding was, in fact, the weapon he allegedly pointed at deputies.
“They’re probably dehydrated — they’ve been running around for two days,” Hershey said of Kieffer. “But they wil be booked here.”
Here’s the most recent story of how an officer-involved shooting led to a manhunt in Canyon Country.
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Source: Santa Clarita News