Sentencing Continued For Man Who Fled Officers, Fought Police K9

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced sentencing was continued to September for the man who was the focus of a lengthy police search.

Armando Nunez, 28, from El Monte, was set to be sentenced August 16 after he pleaded no contest in July to the five counts against him. Sentencing has been continued to September 15.

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.

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.