A wanted person was arrested following a pursuit this afternoon after he intentionally rammed an unmarked police vehicle. Our investigation began last week when we were called to a home near Gettysburg/Fowler in Clovis regarding possible child abuse. Officers responded to the home on September 20, however the suspect had already left. Three children were removed from the home with the assistance of Fresno County Child Protective Services following the initial investigation, however the suspect could not be located at that time.
Over the last week, officers had been looking for the suspect who they identified as 37-year-old Xiong Cha of Clovis. Cha, who is also on probation, was wanted for felony child abuse and violating his probation. He was located at his home this afternoon by undercover Clovis Police officers. Officers attempted to arrest Cha at a gas station after leaving his home, however he sped away, intentionally ramming an unmarked police vehicle. Officers pursued the suspect in his vehicle and used a pursuit intervention technique (PIT maneuver) to stop the vehicle near Clovis/Jensen. Cha continued to be combative with officers but was taken into custody. A handgun was also located in Cha’s vehicle during a search following the pursuit.
Cha is being booked into Fresno County Jail for the original charges he was wanted for, in addition to assault with a deadly weapon against a peace officer, evading, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and other charges. The children’s mother, identified as 37-year-old Dou Vang of Clovis, is also under arrest for child abuse and harboring a felon. No officers were injured in this incident, and we would like to thank CHP’s H40 helicopter for their assistance with the pursuit. The children remain safe in the care of CPS.
Due to California law, a booking photo is not posted due to arrest charges.