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Parolee Wanted For Battery And Robberies Nabbed By Combined Task Force

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) —  A parolee wanted for three robberies in Pacoima, as well as an alleged battery on an officer, was nabbed Tuesday by a combined force of United States Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force and Los Angeles police.

Juan Miguel Diaz, 24, a known gang member who lived in Sun Valley, was pulled over Oct. 25 by Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Mission Division while driving a car with suspended registration, police said.

Diaz initially seemed to cooperate, but while talking with the officers, he shoved one of them in an attempt to run away.

He reportedly tripped, fell to the ground, and an officer immediately grabbed him, police said.

Diaz then stood upright and dragged the officer several feet, injuring the officer’s forearm, before breaking free, police said.

Police and members of the Los Angeles Regional Fugitive Task Force looked for Diaz for several months. Diaz was taken into custody at 3 p.m.

Anyone with information on Diaz was asked to call Detective Kim Gilbert at (818) 838-9883.

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