A 44-year-old man remained jailed Wednesday on charges that he fled from law enforcement, crashed his vehicle on a San Diego freeway and then hid out in the bathroom of a Chollas View school, prompting a lockdown at the charter school and two nearby campuses.
Raheem Arkey Jackson was booked into the San Diego Central Jail on Tuesday evening and was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail on suspicion of felony evading police and three misdemeanor charges connected to the pursuit and subsequent manhunt Tuesday afternoon.
Around 1 p.m., sheriff’s deputies from the Lemon Grove substation attempted to pull over a speeding driver on eastbound state Route 94 at the Euclid Avenue exit, sheriff’s Sgt. Kelly Moody said. The driver sped away and crashed into the center median between the Euclid Avenue onramp and offramp.
That driver, who police later said was Jackson, allegedly fled the crash on foot and ran into Gompers Preparatory Academy in the 1000 block of 47th Street, Moody said.
Gompers was placed on lockdown, as were nearby Horton Elementary School and Millennial Tech Middle School, law enforcement and San Diego Unified School District officials said.
San Diego Police Department officers joined the search on the ground while a sheriff’s helicopter searched from above, Moody said. Jackson was eventually found hiding out in a bathroom at Gompers and taken into custody without further incident.
—City News Service