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Lakeland Village Man Roughed Up After Fleeing Police

According to a Sept. 30 report from Sgt. Patrick J. Chavez of the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, John Mejia, 22, got scuffed up by deputies Monday after he attempted to escape custody at the station.

Police had to use force to restrain a Lakeland Village man who allegedly became combative after he was taken into custody this week.

According to a Sept. 30 report from Sgt. Patrick J. Chavez of the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, John Mejia, 22, got scuffed up by deputies Monday after he attempted to escape custody at the station.

Deputies arrested Mejia earlier that day in the 18900 block of Janisse Lane in Lakeland Village for being under the influence of illegal drugs. According to Sgt. Chavez’s report, Mejia has a long history of drug abuse problems.

After being hauled into the station for processing and transport to Southwest Detention Center, Mejia broke free and briefly escaped, Sgt. Chavez reported.

Deputies chased the suspect into the Sheriff’s Station parking lot and “had to force him to the ground in order to keep him from escaping,” Sgt. Chavez reported. “During the struggle to escape, Mejia received injuries to his chin and lower extremities.”

He was transported to the Inland Valley Medical Center for a medical evaluation, the sergeant reported.

“At the hospital Mejia continued to display combative behavior with medical staff who were attempting to evaluate him,” Sgt. Chavez continued. “Mejia was ultimately admitted for further observation.”

MD January 06, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Oh, I'm sure he'll live to resist arrest another day...Oh wait. He did last night! Ha ha ha!!!
rayne January 07, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Just would be curious to know who mr. lado really is... Probably the cop who beat him up the first time... and now is taking any revenge to avoid the lawsuit... He has a seizure alert band on he now has to wear after the last beating... I was not there just saying.... tell your kids do not call 911
Badangel December 05, 2012 at 01:35 AM
So, I suppose if you try to fight the police you should allowed to beat up a cop or cops. Escape, resisting, combative.....hope he gets his dumb ass beat every time he gets stupid! I'll bet your song would be different if it we're you getting slapped around by this clown.....If you feel so bad for him, go bail him out and keep him under your wing and when he gets waisted and starts kicking your ass and see how sorry you feel for him then.
Badangel December 05, 2012 at 01:55 AM
130 pounds or not, his resistance is what caused his trip to the hospital. He's done it before and he's still stupid...
Badangel December 05, 2012 at 02:07 AM
How about holding Mijia responsible for his outcome......get off the race card ..Is that the last resort of your justification for his ass getting kicked? Oh, he's hispanic thats why he got stomped on....give it a brake The whole thing is about a guy who got kicked stupid for being stupid..!

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