Charges filed against Johnny Anchondo, suspect in wild car chase through Orange County, Los Angeles
SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — A driver accused in a wild television chase through Los Angeles and Orange counties last week has now been charged with more than two dozen felonies.
Johnny Anchondo, 32, of Moreno Valley, is accused of leading multi-agency officers in a lengthy manhunt that stretched from Fullerton to Whittier on November 9
He allegedly stole several vehicles to continue the pursuit, including breaking into a family’s home to steal their utility vehicle while they tried to fight him off.
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Anchondo was arrested in Whittier.
He was already on probation for attempted theft car and dodging the police.
Orange prosecutors say they are handling all prosecutions, although some of the alleged crimes happened in Los Angeles County. The OCDA says it has authority because the series of events began in Orange County.
If convicted on all counts, Anchondo faces a possible maximum sentence of 54 years.
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