File photo courtesy San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy was hospitalized Thursday after his sheriff’s patrol SUV rolled during pursuit of an armed felon on the Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation, according to a sheriff’s department report.

Deputies were called to the reservation regarding reports of a man armed with a baseball bat loitering near a health clinic, according to Sgt. Brian Jenkins.

When deputies arrived at the location and began to search the area, a sheriff’s helicopter spotted the suspect running out of the
health clinic and into bushes and trees on the reservation, Jenkins reported.

A sheriff’s canine unit was called in and the dog successfully “contacted the suspect and he was taken into custody,” Jenkins continued.

Patrick Clay was transported to a local hospital and once cleared will be booked on charges of parole violation and resisting arrest, according to Jenkins.

During the chase, one of the deputies was involved in a rollover collision of his patrol SUV; he sustained minor injuries and was transported to a hospital. His immediate condition was not reported.


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