Apr 28, 2016 1:08 PM by David McVicker
Trinity County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Wednesday with a trunk full of drugs and cash after the suspect led deputies on a high-speed chase throughout Trinity and Shasta Counties.
Deputies attempted to stop a BMW sedan on State Route 36 near Bramlet Road south of Hayfork. The driver, Dennis Chase, Jr., 38 of Myers Flat, refused to stop and fled from officers.
The BMW drove reckless passing a Cal Trans plow truck and several other vehicles on the wrong side of the road. The pursuit continued through Wildwood and into Shasta County and into the town of Platina. The BMW continued to evade the Officers and turned onto Platina Road towards Redding.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter arrived on scene and monitored the pursuit from the air. CHP ground units set up spike strips at the North Fork Cottonwood Creek Bridge. Once the driver of the BMW saw the spike strips the driver stopped the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident.
Officers located processed marijuana and a large amount of US currency was also found in the vehicle.
Trinity County Deputies said the suspect has a lengthy criminal history in California and has several prior drug and evading a peace officer convictions with prison time served.
Dennis Chase, Jr. was arrested and transported to the Trinity County Jail and was being held on $50,000.00 bail.