On Tuesday at approximately 1:40 a.m., Carlsbad police officers responded to the area of Magnolia Avenue and Village Drive regarding a possible intoxicated person in a vehicle with a firearm.
The victim, 56-year-old Kenneth Jeters, told police that an acquaintance of his, 37 year old Brent Manion, had taken his 2000 Ford F150 pickup and was in possession of a loaded pump-action shotgun. Jeters told police that he believed Manion was under the influence of a controlled substance, possibly methamphetamine.
Officers arrived on scene and were in the process of approaching the vehicle when Manion fled the scene. Officers pursued the vehicle south through Carlsbad, eventually onto Carlsbad Boulevard and south into Encinitas. At one point, the vehicles approached speeds greater than 100 miles per hour.
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputies assisting in the pursuit deployed spike strips in the area of Santa Fe Drive and San Elijo Avenue in Encinitas. Manion crossed the strips damaging the vehicle’s tires. Next, Manion exited the roadway and tried to drive north on the railroad tracks in the area of Encinitas Boulevard. The vehicle came to rest on the tracks. Manion tried to flee on foot but was arrested.
Officers found a loaded pump shotgun inside the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
Manion was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for felony evading, auto theft, driving under the influence, and felon in possession of a firearm.
Carlsbad Police Department is continuing the investigation.
–Carlsbad Police Press Release