MURRIETA (CNS) – A 30-year-old parolee accused of holding up a Lake Elsinore store and trying unsuccessfully to flee from Riverside County sheriff’s deputies was charged Monday with robbery and other offenses.
Darvone Brice Bogus of San Diego was arrested Thursday after the alleged robbery at a convenience store in the 19000 block of Collier Avenue, just west of Interstate 15.
Along with robbery, Bogus is charged with brandishing a handgun, resisting arrest and being in possession of controlled substances, as well as parole violations.
He is being held without bail at the Byrd Detention Center and is slated to make his initial court appearance tomorrow at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta.
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Veronica Amparano, about 1 p.m. Thursday, Bogus allegedly went into the store on Collier, forcibly took some unidentified items and ran out.
Amparano said the defendant arrived at the location in a stolen vehicle and abandoned it in the parking lot.
Patrol deputies converged on the location in response to the clerk’s 911 call and allegedly spotted Bogus running south. The sergeant said Bogus was apprehended following a brief struggle. No one was injured.
Amparano said Bogus tried to smuggle illegal drugs into the Murrieta jail after he was taken into custody.
According to court records, the defendant has prior felony convictions in another jurisdiction, but no details were available.