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Serial Pursuit Suspect Gets Prison Sentence

It’s seven years in prison for a Grass Valley man who pleaded guilty, earlier this fall, to a variety of vehicle pursuit and drug-related charges. 34-year-old Wyatt Yoder led officers on four separate chases in a little over a year, in 2018 and 2019. He faced a maximum of over 11 years. Nevada County District Attorney Jesse Wilson says efforts to plea the charges down to drug rehabilitation never succeeded…

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In one incident, in June of 2019, officers say Yoder just missed hitting a woman and her child, while they were in a crosswalk near Union Hill School….

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Wilson says sentencing was handed down after Yoder was also prosecuted in at least two other counties. He had no specifics on those cases.

1 Comment

November 20, 2021

Raymond Lee Gettler

It's very sad to see, something like this happen. I know this man, and we used to be acquaintances. And both have had our struggles of addiction. Never once have I seen in the history of Mr.Yoder get a chance to go to any rehabilitation center.What Mr.Yoder is familiar with is prison, that is what he knows how to do. What he is not familiar with his living life sober, and being a productive tax paying citizen. But that doesn't mean that he is not capable of doing those things. He needs a support system, people to believe in him,that will push him in the right direction. There are programs out there that care for people like Mr. Yoder, I believe that he could do it but not without our help.

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