A Temecula man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and injuring a toddler in the process--then leading police on a chase--has been arrested.
Robert Lance German, 23, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism, terrorist threats, domestic violence, child endangerment, resisting arrest, DUI, reckless driving and misdemeanor hit and run, according to Sgt. Jon Wade of the Temecula Police Department.
The alleged trouble began when German showed up at an apartment complex where his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend, and a 3-year-old child were at, explained Wade.
Using a golf club, German allegedly smashed out four large sliding glass doors at the apartment in the 29600 block of Solana Way, injuring the child with flying glass, Wade reported.
“The suspect entered the apartment and assaulted his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend, striking the new boyfriend with a golf club. The suspect threatened to kill everyone in the apartment before stealing a bottle of wine and leaving in his vehicle,” Wade said.
While deputies were investigating the incident, German returned to the apartment complex, but then sped away in a vehicle, Wade continued.
German was followed and tracked by a sheriff's helicopter for more than 25 minutes “as he drove erratically through the city of Temecula and the surrounding unincorporated area,” Wade said.
At one point, German crashed into another motorist on Pauba Road at Via Rami in Temecula, Wade said. “Neither motorist was injured in the collision. German drove away from the scene after the collision occurred,” the sergeant added.
German then drove down a dead-end road, abandoned his vehicle, and attempted to flee on foot. He was finally apprehended in a field southwest of Pauba and Margarita roads in Temecula, Wade said.