MALIBU (CBS) — A stolen vehicle suspect, who authorities say eluded a massive search by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies, was arrested in Malibu overnight.
Sheriff’s deputies took 44-year-old Michael Kheop into custody following a welfare check at his home in the 22000 block of Pacific Coast Highway.READ MORE: Student Fights Off Suspect In Violent Overnight Attack Near Chapman University Dorm: 'I Chased Him Back Up The Stairs, Cursing Him Out'
Investigators say Kheop triggered the manhunt about 1:45 p.m. Friday when he allegedly drove a stolen car over a cliff following a traffic stop.READ MORE: Greater-Alarm Fire Collapses Commercial Building In Boyle Heights
CBS2’s Mike Dinow reported that the Kheop’s wife, who was in the passenger seat, was able to jump out of the van before it went down the canyon, according to deputies.
Keoph is expected to be booked on suspicion of attempted murder and driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent.MORE NEWS: Family Of Man Killed In DUI Crash Outraged Driver Spent Only One Week In Jail