A deputy suffered a minor injury and received treatment at a local hospital Monday after an incident involving an armed felon who authorities said disobeyed commands before fleeing in Victorville.
The deputy's injury came during a foot pursuit in a neighborhood just south of Hook Boulevard, where San Bernardino County sheriff's officials were chasing a man later identified as Ladale Rogers, 34, of Victorville.
The sheriff's department announced that the deputy was injured in a press release Tuesday but offered few other details when reached later that same day for comment.
"I cannot provide the deputy's injuries nor gender," sheriff's spokesperson Amanda Paslak told the Daily Press. "The deputy was not admitted to the hospital."
Paslak said the department received a report of one shot being heard, but she could not say if it came before or after the deputies arrived.
Rogers, meanwhile, was arrested and remained in custody at the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto on Tuesday, with bail set at $50,000, booking records show.
Authorities booked Rogers for allegedly discharging a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition, according to the sheriff's department.
San Bernardino County court records on Tuesday showed no charges filed against Rogers; however, booking records listed a Wednesday court date for him in Victorville.
Sheriff's officials said deputies responded Monday to the report of a man with a gun in the 15200 block of Seneca Road. They located the suspect — later identified as Rogers — who reportedly refused to comply with the deputies' commands and led them on a foot chase before his arrest a short time later.
Booking records show the address of Rogers' arrest on the southwest corner of Amargosa and Seneca roads.
While searching the area, deputies found a handgun they say Rogers disposed of during the chase, according to the sheriff's department.
Anyone with information about the ongoing investigation is asked by the sheriff's department to contact the Victorville Sheriff's Station at 760-241-2911 or Sheriff's Dispatch at 760-956-5001.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or leave information at www.wetip.com.
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