Suspect Captured Following Police Manhunt Monday Night in Murrieta

A sheriff's helicopter crew aided in the search Monday night for Jason Ramon Harris, 38, wanted in connection with an alleged felony battery incident against a female acquaintance, a Murrieta police lieutenant said.

Jason Ramon Harris (Booking photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Department)
Jason Ramon Harris (Booking photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

A man wanted on suspicion of felony battery was arrested by Murrieta police late Monday following an air and ground search that brought out a sheriff’s helicopter crew.

Jason Ramon Harris, 38, allegedly inflicted serious bodily injury on a female acquaintance earlier Monday, and officers had went to a residence in the 24000 block of Morella Circle at about 8 p.m. in an attempt to contact him, according to Lt. Jon Flavin.

“The suspect jumped the back fence of the residence and fled on foot," Flavin wrote, in an emailed response to Patch.

A perimeter was set up near Morella Circle—off of California Oaks Road, south of Clinton Keith Road—and a Riverside County sheriff’s helicopter crew was requested to assist in the search effort.

The perimeter was broken down and the helicopter crew cleared by about 9:20 p.m. after he was not immediately located, according to the lieutenant.

The investigation continued, with officers ultimately returning to Morella Circle at 11 p.m. They made contact with Harris and he was taken into police custody on suspicion of felony battery, false imprisonment and obstructing an officer, according to Flavin.

Harris was booked at Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of the arrest charges and was tentatively due in court Thursday, jail records showed.

As of Tuesday afternoon, records indicated he was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Just my opinion January 07, 2014 at 10:47 PM
What a jerk. I hope he is convicted and rots in prison.
Brenda January 07, 2014 at 11:15 PM
Rots nice and slow. Just wondering is this a rough area of Murrieta that this happened? I didn't know there was any, but.........bad areas over there. Or rough areas I guess I mean. But then I never expected to be living 2 doors down from a felon burlarizing our high schools either. So guess we never know. Hope the woman is recovering and will not have any lasting effects and hope she certainly does NOT take him back.
Timber January 08, 2014 at 12:28 AM
You guys should petition the gov. to outlaw due process. The horse goes in front of the cart not the other way around.... :)
SA January 08, 2014 at 11:14 AM
@Brenda … Murrieta really does not have any “rough” areas; however just like every other community Murrieta has scumbags that like to overpower and assault females because they are such “manly men”… Unless a female is “bi-gender” on roids and one is being attacked, or a child is in danger, there is no reason to put a ferocious hand on a female…
Steve Newman January 08, 2014 at 02:45 PM
Timber- we don't have to petition Brown-he already is letting felons out early. And any change to due process would have to come from the legislature, not the executive branch.
ChrisG January 08, 2014 at 04:36 PM
He looks familiar. Is this his first mug shot on patch?
Steve Newman January 08, 2014 at 07:03 PM
Brenda- this is off Cal Oaks and Clinton Keith- not a bad area-middle class homes, but a lot of renters. Not saying that is bad- but some do tend to cause trouble. Just like SA says-scumbags can be everywhere.
Brenda January 08, 2014 at 10:51 PM
Timber you are right of course, but with the victim being left alive this time(thank God) to identify her attacker I think I will still go to heaven for talking smack about him. Heck Brown isnt even putting people in jail is he? Its a revolving door. Any man who believes people with the First name of ILLEGAL should be able to use our tax dollars for benefits, college, be a US Citizen and not know one word of english(respect factor there), get a drivers license, insurance and a car, while they still are working for cash(not paying taxes) manufacturing drugs at the warehouse down the street, or solicitating their little sisters for play toys to the Jeffe and his men, needs to go back to stalking Linda Ronstadt again instead of politics. It costs more to let these guys OUT(monitoring, probation officer, classes, financial aid) then it would be to build new prisons and put some men to work as Sheriff's, Guards. ChrisG, not sure if he is a newb "Patch" offender or not. SA is right Steve, they can be anywhere. Even 2 doors down, or across the street, you never know till they have hit you or your house.
Sherry February 02, 2014 at 11:03 AM
Abusers come in all colors, ages, and financial status. Good for Murrieta PD catching this one.


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