19-year-old wanted felon starts Oroville pursuit; ends after runs on foot into front of patrol car

May 7, 2014 6:20 PM

A wanted man is behind bars after he led Butte County Sheriff's Deputies on a short chase through Oroville.

He’s been identified as 19-year-old Dakota O’ Reiley.

The pursuit ended just after 10am near the intersection of Feather River and Oro-Dam Boulevards.

According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office, a deputy noticed O’ Reiley driving a van, who he knew had a warrant for his arrest for stealing another vehicle.

The deputy attempted to pull him over, but O’ Reiley failed to yield.

He drove about a mile, and then came upon heavy traffic at the intersection of Feather River and Oro-Dam Boulevards.

Seeing no other options, he then jumped out of the car.

“[He] ran into some heavy traffic, stopped the vehicle, got out and ran,” said Butte County’s Sheriff’s Sergeant Jack Storne. “When he got out and ran, I guess he got confused in the traffic and ran into the front of Deputy Brown's patrol car. [He] fell down in the street, at which point he was apprehended. He does not have any injuries.”

Oroville Police recovered a .22 caliber revolver at the scene, and Sheriff's Deputies also found two grams of meth inside the van.

O’ Reiley was arrested on gun and drug charges, in addition to the felony warrant.

The owner of the van, 38-year-old Kandy Morris, was riding in the passenger seat and was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance.


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