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Alta Sierra Search Suspect Eludes Deputies

A manhunt for a suspect in the Alta Sierra area Monday evening ended with the suspect still on the loose.  Nevada County Sheriff’s Sgt. Guy Selleck says a deputy was southbound on Highway 49 shortly after 5 last evening when he noticed a vehicle being driven erratically that sped past him.  The Deputy  followed the vehicle as it turned into the Alta Sierra Gas station.  The deputy ran the plate on the vehicle and it came back to a different vehicle, raising more suspicions. The officer then approached the occupant of the vehicle who was pumping gas.
Click to listen to Sgt. Selleck

The subject then got into his vehicle and sped away.  The deputy followed to Alta Sierra Drive and Little Valley Road where the suspect car broke down.
click to listen to Sgt. Selleck

CHP officer Greg Tassone says CHP officers provided ground support and the CHP helicopter was also called in to help in the search.
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The CHP helicopter was called in to help in the search for the suspect who was not located. He is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, about 40 years of age with heavy tattoos on his upper body.  The suspects vehicle was impounded and is being searched for evidence.

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