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Parolee arrested after alleged crime spree

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

March 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A fugitive parolee was arrested in Yucaipa Tuesday in connection with a two week long crime spree that included a string of robberies and an attempted carjacking.Redlands police said James Jesse Sult, 25, was taken into custody at a home in the 12000 block of 18th Street about 3 p.m. Tuesday. They report Sult was found with a loaded gun, heroin, methamphetamine and keys to a nearby stolen vehicle in his possession.

Officers were originally looking for Sult in connection with a March 6 home invasion robbery in Redlands. They say he has also been linked to a home invasion robbery in the 500 block of Lantern Crest on February 21, an attempted carjacking at Lugonia Avenue and Wabash Avenue March 2, two armed robberies of a Circle K and Valero gas station in Mentone, and a vehicle pursuit with Sheriff's deputies in a stolen car.

Sult is facing residential robbery, residential burglary, attempted carjacking and parole violation charges. He was booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.

Redlands Police Chief Jim Bueermann praised the officers of his departments Multiple Enforcement Team who identified Sult as a suspect, tracked him down and arrested him.