Pursuit Suspect Pleads ‘No Contest’ After Chase, Attacking Police K9

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The man who was the focus of a lengthy police search and who fought with police K9 Bo before being taken into custody entered a plea in court recently.

Armando Nunez, 28, from El Monte, appeared in the Pomona Superior Courthouse June 27 and pleaded no contest to the five felony counts and one misdemeanor count against him.

The charges included one count of fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle causing serious bodily injury, one count of fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving, two counts of driving or taking a vehicle without consent after a prior conviction, one count of resisting an executive officer and a misdemeanor count of assault on a police animal, said Sarah Ardalani, public information officer with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

As part of a plea agreement, Nunez will be sentenced to 10 years and four months in state prison, said Glendora Police Captain Joe Ward in an email.

Nunez will be formally sentenced August 16 in Department F of the Pomona Courthouse.

On June 10, Nunez and his female accomplice, 29-year-old Pomona resident Victoria Narvaez, were apprehended after leading Glendora detectives on a chase into a San Dimas neighborhood.

Nunez fled into a rear yard on Sedona Court north of Allen Avenue where he was later found hiding in a shed by Glendora’s K9 Bo. The dog emerged from the shed in a struggle with Nunez after Bo bit him multiple times.

Bo’s ear was mildly injured in the struggle, but he recovered soon after.

Nunez was hospitalized for his injuries, said Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab.