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Man wanted in July robbery, vehicle theft arrested in El Dorado County

Ryan Walker
Ryan Walker Booking photo, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

A man sought in connection with a vehicle theft and armed robbery that occurred in July has been arrested by El Dorado County sheriff's deputies.

Ryan Walker, 38, was taken into custody early Sunday morning, along with two other people, after deputies talked him down from the roof of a home in Cameron Park.

Deputies went to a residence in the 3400 block of Montero Road about 3 a.m. Sunday to look for Walker. In addition to the July 3 theft and armed robbery, Walker was a suspect in crimes including a felony vehicle pursuit with deputies on Aug. 10, according to Sheriff’s Office news release.

Near the residence, deputies contacted 28-year-old Matthew Clark and a woman who were walking in the middle of the street. Sheriff’s officials said Clark showed signs of being under the influence of narcotics and was detained.

At the residence, deputies stopped Walker’s girlfriend, identified as 25-year-old Leah Bucknell, as she was leaving the house. As deputies talked with her, Bucknell’s pit bull went after a deputy, and Bucknell allegedly used the dog to keep the deputy away. When other deputies arrived, Bucknell and the pit bull were placed in a patrol car.

As additional deputies arrived, someone was spotted on the roof, trying to hide behind the chimney. The person was identified as Walker. Sheriff’s officials said Walker ran looking for an escape route and began tearing off a roof vent in an attempt to get inside the house.

After about 10 minutes, they said, Walker calmed down. Deputies obtained a ladder and were able to talk him down. Walker was taken into without injury, sheriff’s officials said.

A blue Toyota pickup registered to a Pollock Pines resident was found in the driveway of the Cameron Park residence. The following day, the owners reported the vehicle as stolen.

Clark was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of methamphetamine and was released from jail with a citation.

Bucknell was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer and also was released with a citation.

Walker was booked into El Dorado County Jail on suspicion of two counts of vehicle theft, felony pursuit, burglary, and obstructing and resisting arrest. He is being held without bail.