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North Hollywood Standoff Suspect Has Criminal Past: Complaint

The man led police on a chase before hiding inside a San Fernando Valley home for hours

A man who led police on a high-speed chase on Southern California freeways before barricading himself in a North Hollywood home had a criminal record dating back to 1997, according to a complaint obtained by NBC4.

Nolan Perez, 41, allegedly pointed a rifle at officers during the Monday morning pursuit that reached 100 mph, parked in a residential neighborhood, climbed onto the roof of a home and stayed inside until 3 p.m., when he surrendered to SWAT officers outside.

A complaint filed Monday for Perez's arrest warrant detailed a past that included criminal threats against his former girlfriend and stalking, according to the complaint.

The document also listed convictions for three prior violent felonies including corporal injury to a spouse or domestic partner, a felon in possession of a firearm and negligent discharge of a firearm.

Neighbors told NBC4 Perez worked as a painter and had recently moved into his parents' Pacoima home.

"He was suffering from emotional issues," a neighbor told NBC4. "I worked with him. We did painting together many years ago ... I guess he had a lot of problems, and he wanted help."

Patrick Healy contributed to this report.

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