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Pursuit Suspect Arraigned

A man who managed to elude Nevada County law enforcement officers for a couple of days and nights, after a vehicle pursuit earlier this month, has made his first court appearance. Assistant District Attorney Chris Walsh says 45-year-old John Niece has been arraigned…

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Niece had previously been suspected of leading officers from Nevada as well as Yuba Counties on a pursuit last fall. Walsh says it stemmed from Niece reportedly pinning a Yuba County Sheriff’s deputy against his patrol car. Walsh says the Nevada County case doesn’t actually carry a very heavy penalty…

click to listen to Chris Walsh

Walsh says Niece is expected to be prosecuted here first, before he faces the more serious charges in Yuba County.

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