PLASTER CITY An investigation is under way of an incident involving a Bureau of Land Management ranger whose vehicle ran over a parolee during his flight from authorities, an official said Monday.
The parolee, identified in a sheriff’s log entry as 46-year-old Richard Rusk Orman, was flown out to a Palm Springs-area hospital after the 3:52 a.m. incident was reported Sunday, BLM public information officer Steve Razo said.
Orman suffered a broken right leg and left arm. It was not known for what Orman was on parole or what his condition was, Razo said.
The suspect, whose city of residence was not known, was driving on Evan Hewes Highway when the ranger tried pulling him over for expired registration tags on his vehicle, Razo said.