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Lincoln Home Invasion Suspects Caught

Two suspects were arrested by Placer County Sheriff’s deputies following a home invasion that occurred  in rural  Lincoln Monday morning.  Placer County Public Information Officer Dena Erwin says  the 65-year-old victim said a man entered his friend’s home in the 8200 block of McCourtney Road in Lincoln through an unlocked door. The victim was at his friend’s home while his friend was at work.  The victim did not know the suspect, later determined to be 29-year-old Christopher Lee Smith, whom he said was carrying a crowbar.

click to hear Dena Erwin

A Lincoln Police officer spotted the vehicle and the driver refused to yield.

click to hear Dena Erwin

An 11-mile pursuit ended on Aspen Court in Rocklin, where the suspects stopped and gave up. The CHP helicopter crew also aided in the pursuit.

The victim was treated at the scene for injuries.

Christopher Lee Smith, 29, and Jasper William Daniel, 33, were arrested by Placer County Sheriff’s deputies and booked at the Placer County Jail in Auburn on charges that included assault with a deadly weapon, home invasion robbery, driving under the influence of drugs, being under the influence of a controlled substance, evasion, conspiracy, and driving on a suspended license.
Bail for Smith is set at $106,000 and he also had three warrants from Sacramento County. The driver of the car, William Daniel, had his bail set at $160,000.

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