Police are still searching for an assault suspect who fled from the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach last week, following a court hearing.
Abel Mungia, 19, who was free on bail, escaped after he was informed that he had been charged with two separate felony offenses.
Late last year, Mungia was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after stabbing a woman in the back and was arrested again on Aug 3. for nearly gouging a man’s eye out, according to a police statement.
Mungia is considered to be “very dangerous” and police have issued an arrest warrant, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announced.
Officials said he took off his electronic monitoring device that was later retrieved in Carson.
Anyone with information regarding Mungia’s location is asked to call Detective Patty Batts, major assault crimes coordinator of the LAPD's Harbor Division, at 310.726.7861. After-hours and weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD.24.7 and anonymous tips can be submitted at www.LACrimeStoppers.org or by calling (800) 222.TIPS.
City News Service contributed to this report.
Above, left photo courtesy of LAPD.