Domestic violence suspect in faded van leads police on chase through San Diego streets

Police identify suspect as Ryan Christopher Jenks
Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 19:55:06-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--A high-speed police chase of a domestic violence suspect driving a van ended with one man's arrest in front of his mother's house in Skyline.

Video captured by Sky 10 showed the chase as it winded through San Diego streets following a longer pursuit that spanned Interstate 5 and State Route 94 at around 2:00 p.m.

The driver, identified as 29-year-old Ryan Christopher Jenks, of a faded older-model van maneuvered around a police spike strip at one point before pulling over in front of a home in the 600 block of Flicker Street near Jamacha Road. 

The chase began shortly after 2 p.m. when the man fled from officers in the 1000 block of Fiesta Island Drive, according to San Diego police. 

The suspect got onto southbound 5 and drove through downtown San Diego at moderate speeds, then entered eastbound 94 as officers tailed his faded red-and-white van, SDPD spokesman Billy Hernandez said. 

Reaching Lemon Grove, the man crisscrossed over various city streets, drove into and out of a commercial parking lot in the 7100 block of Broadway and briefly passed through southern La Mesa. Minutes later, he re-entered San Diego on Federal Boulevard, briefly driving on the wrong side of the road. 

The suspect proceeded to flee to the south on 60th Street and to the east on Imperial Avenue and Lisbon Street before turning onto Flicker Street, a short, residential road, and pulling to a stop. He immediately got out of the van, lay face-down on the ground and was taken into custody. 

This is a developing story. We'll bring you information as it becomes available. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy