Law enforcement officials apprehended a once-deported criminal who had a warrant for his arrest after the man led authorities on a foot pursuit beginning at Hesperia Lake, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia station officials said.


Jerry Mirrle Corriea, 27, gave California Highway Patrol officers and Hesperia deputies a false name when he was caught after leading authorities on a foot pursuit Sunday afternoon.


A check of records later determined Corriea was an armed-and-dangerous parolee who was wanted out of Redding, Sgt. Colleen Kuhn said.


CHP officers patrolling the area near the lake spotted Corriea's vehicle and tried to pull him over for a vehicle code violation. Corriea jumped out of his vehicle and ran from authorities.


Sheriff's helicopter, 40-King, was called in to help search for the man from the air and eventually Hesperia station Deputy Jason Schroeder was called in to assist as well.


Schroeder was able to locate and detain Corriea a short distance away on Damien Street, authorities reported.


Officials did find marijuana in his possession but dug deeper to try to figure out why he would run, Kuhn said.


Authorities were able to find his true identity and learned he was wanted out of Redding but what he was originally wanted for was unavailable. They also learned Corriea had been previously deported and illegally reentered the country.


Corriea was arrested on a no bail warrant, for giving false information and for possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into Victor Valley Jail.


Beatriz E. Valenzuela may be reached at 951-6276 or at BValenzuela@VVDailyPress.com.