A U.S. Navy sailor who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death at a Riverside park and then led law enforcement officers on a 100-mile chase was charged Wednesday with murder and other charges.
Jared Gordon Bischoff, 25, was arrested Monday morning following the pursuit that began near his home in San Diego and ended back in Riverside.
Along with murder, Bischoff is charged with attempted kidnapping, evading arrest and possession of a controlled substance.
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He's being held without bail at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside and is slated to make his initial court appearance this afternoon at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
According to Riverside police Detective Adrian Tillet, Bischoff and the victim, whose name has not been released, got into a domestic dispute at Challen Park, near the intersection of California Avenue and Calmhill Drive, about 5:15 p.m. Sunday.
During the argument, the defendant allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed the woman several times, Tillet said.
Witnesses called 911 as the victim staggered along a sidewalk, collapsing unconscious. Officers arrived moments later and had her transported to Riverside Community Hospital, where she died less than an hour later.
According to Tillet, investigators worked through the night to identify the perpetrator, and after confirming Bischoff was the alleged assailant, notifications were issued to area law enforcement agencies.
About 5 a.m. Monday, San Diego police officers located Bischoff's 2013 Kia Optima in the 8200 block of Hurlbut Street in Serra Mesa, but he allegedly took off northbound, leading officers down various city streets in the
Clairemont Mesa area before entering northbound Interstate 805.
The pursuit, which at times reached speeds around 100 mph, continued to northbound Interstate 5, then to eastbound on state Route 78 in the Oceanside area. Near Rancho Santa Fe Road in San Marcos, the California Highway Patrol took over the chase, which soon entered northbound Interstate 15.
Tillet said the CHP chased Bischoff onto the Riverside (91) Freeway, until he exited onto Madison Avenue, where Riverside police units assumed the lead.
Bischoff eventually pulled over and surrendered peacefully at Grand and Rubidoux avenues, according to the detective.
The defendant has no prior felony convictions. According to the U.S. Navy, he enlisted in February 2013 and, as an aviation boatswain's mate 3rd Class, did fueling system maintenance work.