A Brentwood man will face a judge Tuesday after leading police on a foot pursuit in an effort to evade going back to jail, Suffolk County police said.
Mario Flores, 31, of Brentwood, was wanted by the New York State Division of Parole when Suffolk County police officers tried to arrest him in Middle Island Monday afternoon, a police spokesperson said.
Around 2:40 p.m., scanner traffic indicated that a foot pursuit was underway on Middle Country Road in the vicinity of Middle Island Road. According to witnesses on the scene, a Suffolk Police aviation unit hovered overhead while several officers were seen entering a pet cemetery near that intersection with their weapons drawn. The scanner feed indicated that the suspect had entered a building at the pet cemetery and that a canine unit was entering the building. Flores was apprehended around 3:20 p.m. on Monday, cops said.
According to police, Flores fled after officers attempted to take him into custody for “active parole warrants.” According to the State Corrections Department, Flores was currently on parole stemming from a 2010 conviction on fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property charge.
Flores will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip on a myriad of charges, including first-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal trespass and criminal mischief.