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South Gate Resident Believed to Be Kidnapped

The suspect escaped from police in Malibu.

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MALIBU (CNS) - Authorities today sought a man who allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend from her South Gate-area home, sexually assaulted her, and then fled when deputies tried to arrest him in Malibu.

J.C. Barragon, 32, (Or Jaycee Barragon) escaped while a deputy was handcuffing him around 1 a.m., said sheriff's Sgt. Anthony Arnold of the Malibu/Lost Hills Station.

Deputies established a perimeter in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Corral Canyon Road and sought the suspect, said Deputy Irys Alvarez of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

According to the preliminary investigation, deputies were patrolling in the area when saw a parked vehicle with fogged-up windows and stopped to investigate, Arnold said.

"They contacted the driver, and at some point they learned that the
vehicle was reported stolen,'' Arnold said.

A deputy managed to place a handcuff on Barragon's right wrist, but there was a struggle and Barragon ran away, Arnold said. He was described a Hispanic, about 5 feet 8, 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The deputy was treated for a hand injury.

A woman in the vehicle was at first thought to be a possible suspect, but investigators later determined she had been kidnapped from her home in the South Gate area and sexually assaulted, Arnold said.

Anyone seeing Barragon was urged to call the sheriff's department.

From City News Service

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baldhedjer January 28, 2013 at 08:37 PM
It's getting crazy in South Gate with all the criminal activity going on there. There needs to be a very thorough crack down by law enforcement in South Gate.
Angie January 28, 2013 at 09:31 PM
Criminal activity is on the rise everywhere..SAD
southgate exlover January 28, 2013 at 11:30 PM
South gate is getting really ghetto. Its sad. It used to be a nice community. From long beach to alameda it is bad!

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