A rural Manteca home was surrounded last week by San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department deputies that were attempting to take a man into custody who had twice escaped capture.
Erik Stabile, 40, had been on the radar of the sheriff’s office since last month when a deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop and he fled – driving in oncoming lanes before eventually bailing on the vehicle and disappearing in an East Stockton neighborhood.
A search of the vehicle turned up brass knuckles and crystal methamphetamine.
Last week deputies spotted Stabile as a passenger in a vehicle and attempted to stop the driver and take the passenger into custody. Rather than yielding the driver also fled and took deputies on a chase that lasted for 21 miles and reached speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour before the vehicle ran of gas – giving Stabile the chance to once again run from the scene and avoid being taken into custody.
But his luck ran out last Thursday when two deputies were able to determine that he was at a home on the 6000 block of E. Lathrop Road just off of Highway 99 and responded with enough force to surround the entire home. Rather than immediately surrender, Stabile reportedly ran from the residence when deputies approached and attempted to hide in a box-style trailer beneath a tarp.
After making several announcements, Stabile finally surrendered to deputies and was taken into custody and transported to the San Joaquin County Jail where he is awaiting a court appearance.
Stabile is currently being held without bail on a number of charges including outstanding felony warrants, weapons violations, and reckless disregard for safety when fleeing from the police. He is scheduled to appear in the Downtown Stockton courthouse today at 1:30 p.m. to answer to the charges against him.
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