Stockton police look for armed parolee

6:09 PM, Aug 1, 2012   |    comments
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  • Stockton police say wanted parolee Ronnie Lea carried these drugs and a gun in a backpack he dropped while fleeing officers, Aug. 1, 2012.
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STOCKTON, CA - A parolee Stockton police say is armed and dangerous ran from officers Wednesday and remains at large.

Officer Joe Silva said a police officer and a parole officer went to a home on the 2000 block of Pyrenees at 11:45 a.m. to look for parolee Ronnie Lea, 39. As officers approached the residence, Lea and another parolee at large, Luther Hale, 38, ran out the back , Silva said.

The officers nabbed Hale and arrested him.

Lea got away but not before dumping a backpack containing one pound of methamphetamine, two pounds of cocaine, 100 Ecstacy pills and a gun, Silva said.

A photograph of Lea accompanies this story.

Anyone with information on Lea's whereabouts was urged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous.














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