Teen arrested after car chase in stolen vehicle

The police pursuit ended in the Vallarta Supermarket parking lot near Palmdale Boulevard and 5th Street East. (Photo by JOHN MEZA)

The police pursuit ended in the Vallarta Supermarket parking lot near Palmdale Boulevard and 5th Street East. (Photo by JOHN MEZA)

PALMDALE – An 18-year-old driver was arrested late Thursday night after leading deputies on a car chase in a stolen vehicle, authorities said.

The incident began around 11 p.m. on 20th street east, according to deputy John Cereoli of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.

“[Deputies] were working routine patrol and ran the license plate of a vehicle, the vehicle came back stolen,” Cereoli said. “They attempted to pull over the vehicle and the vehicle fled. It was a very short pursuit and the suspect was taken into custody.”

18-year-old Adam Russell was arrested. (JOHN MEZA)

18-year-old Adam Russell was arrested. (JOHN MEZA)

The car chase ended near 5th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard, when the teen jumped out of the vehicle and was chased and captured in the Vallarta Supermarket parking lot, according to a Palmdale Station broadcast.

Eighteen-year-old Adam Russell was arrested around 11:29 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of vehicle theft and he was jailed on $75,000 bail, according to LASD jail records.

Russell is a key witness in the kidnap/torture case against local martial arts instructors and brothers Ston Lee, 34, and Skoth Ly, 33.

Russell was driving a vehicle that was reported stolen, officials said. (JOHN MEZA)

Russell was driving a vehicle that was reported stolen, officials said. (JOHN MEZA)

Russell claims he was kidnapped on September 24 in Lancaster and tortured with lit cigarettes, cut with a Samurai sword, and kicked and punched for two hours straight because the brothers thought he had broken into their dojo.

After Russell testified at a preliminary hearing last month, Ston and Skoth were ordered to stand trial on multiple felony counts, including kidnapping, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, and torture. Ston and Skoth each remain jailed on around $1 million bail as they await trial.

Russell is due in court Monday to face possible charges in connection with Thursday’s incident.

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  34 comments for “Teen arrested after car chase in stolen vehicle

  1. red
    March 26, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    @AV.folk u diagnose all types of situations ,. You seem like a grumpy old person

    • AV Folk
      March 26, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Red… you got me there!

  2. adam russell
    March 21, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    [removed] u all of u u guys u don’t know me I’m a cool ass foo and the car was not stolen and I got [removed] up by master sloth and master soon Lee and u guys need to know me before u guys talk [removed]

    • AV Folk
      March 23, 2014 at 5:56 am

      I don’t want to know you. Get some help tho and I do hope you kick the habits that are ruining your life.

    • George Smith
      March 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Mr. Russell, you should really talk to a lawyer before you run your mouth in public.


    • AV Folk
      March 23, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Oh! Almost forgot. Lily from a few posts down said you can move in with her.

  3. Danny
    January 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    After reading this maybe the brothers are right and this dirt bag got what was coming.

    Karma what a bitch

  4. Lily
    January 26, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for His mercy is great; but do not let us fall into human hands.

    • AV Folk
      January 26, 2014 at 7:00 am

      Lily, you inspire with your incredible gift for quoting the bible at random moments. They say the devil is great at quoting scripture too. I wonder if you, with your incredible heart, would allow this young man to live with you while he gets his life straight? He’s homeless and I’m sure you do more than just preach it.

      • Lily
        January 26, 2014 at 2:59 pm

        I was homeless and now I have a roof over my head. I work with the homeless every week and do what I can with what little I have and it gives me joy to try to be a part of the solution instead of passing judgment and doing nothing. I ask for God to direct me in all that I think say and do and show me how to love others as He loves me. God Bless AV folk.

        • AV Folk
          January 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

          Awesome! So then that’s yes!

  5. mg
    January 26, 2014 at 2:16 am

    I saw this happened

  6. b
    January 25, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    this kid does have problems- i spoke with him many times- he is slow and it was not because of drugs. Certainly he must face the time for his crime, but, in no way does what he does or who he is should be an excuse for those two kidnappers and torturers to go free. Yes he does need some tough love, but, are you willing or even capable of giving it? AV folk; were you there for the first burning? would you really do that to anyone?

    • AV Folk
      January 26, 2014 at 7:06 am

      This is great news. Maybe you would let him live with you and you could help him! See, I’m not willing to give tough love to this kid because that’s a bit like throwing pearls to swine, but you could! When he gets out, I think you and the endless number of Bible thumpers could do something! Well, we can all rest assured knowing this young man will be taken care of by our Christian justice league!

      • b
        February 5, 2014 at 9:41 pm

        I took kids in for 8 years- run-a-ways, throw-a-ways, escapees, AWOL’s got them cleaned up, proper I.D. and helped them find jobs – thank you for that awesome title “Christian Justice League” – I will wear it as a badge of honor-

        • AV Folk
          March 26, 2014 at 4:08 pm

          No problem. I missed the first burning. I wasn’t invited and didn’t find out about it until afterwards. That’s great that youtook kids in, past tense, not anymore? This kid needs a home!

    • sisters friend of this guy.
      January 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Um your wrong I know him and everyone on this post is wrong. Hes a heroin addict and a thief. There is nothing wrong with his brain except for making bad choices. Its so funny how people will claim to know him gor attention and then make up something about him hahah. If you dont know him then dont make up things about him… lol those punks that torchered him still deserve to go to jail but he did steal from them thats why they torchered him so in both case’s. There both wrong….

      • I know him
        January 28, 2014 at 3:59 pm

        Sisters friend: if you are a friend of the family you would know his story. He has made stupid choices, but he most definitely has mental problems. He has been seeing psychiatrists almost since birth because of the damage done by his birth mothers drug addiction. That doesnt mean hes not responsible for the stupid decisions he has made but it explains it a little bit.

        Av Folk: you just seem like you are looking for a reason to be mad at somebody and this kid and the people who dont think he deserves the death penalty have given you people to be pissed at.

  7. Duh
    January 25, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Those two guys will walk now. This guy just lost all credibility. Some defense attorney will use this to pick the guys story apart.

  8. AV Folk
    January 24, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I kind of want to burn that kid with a cigarette.

    • Other AV Folk
      January 24, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Why would you say that? do you know him? from what I have heard he has mental health problems.maybe he needs your help more than your anger.

      • jimmy
        January 25, 2014 at 1:26 am

        Nope not if you know him he’s a menace a theif a tweeker and also steals from from family worst person ever met in the av

        • AV Folk
          January 25, 2014 at 10:19 am

          I think some people confuse mental health and drug addict. To me, addicts are in need of tough love not enablers labeling them as mentally ill and excusing their choices.

          • I know him
            January 25, 2014 at 2:32 pm

            He is mentally ill….. has been in psychiatric care since he was about 5. His birth mother was a drug addict and he suffered some birth defects as a result. that doesn’t excuse all of his stuff but explains some of it.

          • red
            March 26, 2014 at 8:37 pm

            @AV folk, what type of credentials do u to make the remarks u do.

      • AV Folk
        January 25, 2014 at 7:00 am

        The heart wants what the heart wants.

      • JipJoe
        January 25, 2014 at 10:47 am

        Regardless if he has mental health or not, still a liability to the general public. Given that he is a primary witness, obviously he is stable enough to stand against them for the prosecution. You may love felons, but for me, line them up, and give them the option of a bullet or medical experiments. Simple as that. Instead of taking away from society as most in Kalifornia do so well, contribute back. This guy is a loser.

        • Steve
          January 25, 2014 at 2:39 pm

          JipJoe:so if a kid is born to a meth addict mom and has some brain damage as a result, he should be shot or used for medical experiments if he ever commits a crime?

          • Gladys
            January 25, 2014 at 11:48 pm


    • sikntired
      January 24, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      LOL, I hear you.

  9. Karma
    January 24, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    So let me get this straight. This kid was slashed and cut up by swords right, and was badly tortured? If so, how was he able to recovered so quickly, stole a car and then ran off by foot?!?!?! What the [removed]? Makes no damn sense!

    • Jim
      January 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      The kidnapping happened 4 months ago so I don’t think that would be a really quick recovery.

  10. Bob
    January 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Well, thanks to this kid we got three people off the street, including himself.

  11. Blackbeltskater
    January 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Karma’s a bitch fool

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