The Los Angeles man who led police on a chase Wednesday afternoon into residential Manhattan Beach, eluding them for two hours until his capture from a home's rooftop, is in custody of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department on $211,000 bail.
Wiley Venoy Robinson, 33, a wanted felon, had new charges added to his outstanding warrant: resisting arrest through threats or violence and obstructing/delaying an officer, according to the Manhattan Beach Police Department.
On Wednesday around 1:55 p.m., he fled into the neighborhood near downtown after being pulled over for a traffic stop in the 400 block of Manhattan Beach Boulevard. During the stop, police discovered Robinson was wanted on outstanding warrants for assault with a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm and driving on a suspended license.
A Manhattan Beach K9 team found Robinson in a backyard in the 600 block of 11th Street; he then fled to the rooftop of a residence in the 600 block of Ninth Street where police took him into custody.
Manhattan Beach police, who locked down a perimeter and conducted a yard-to-yard search, were assisted by "Air 55," a helicopter from the Hawthorne Police Department, the Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Hawthorne and Redondo Beach police departments, and K9 teams from El Segundo, Redondo Beach and Hawthorne.