Suspect leads Deputies on pursuit through Paradise

Jan 16, 2016 3:49 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

A Magalia man wanted for resisting arrest and drug possession led Butte County Sheriff's
Deputies on a pursuit through Paradise Saturday morning.
It started just before eight a.m., when deputies spotted 32 year old Steven Lee Mortensen leaving "Dolly O's Donuts" the Skyway in Magaila in a Black 'Geo Metro'.
They tried to conduct a traffic stop but say Mortensen took off, leading them on a chase through Paradise and down Honeyrun Road at speeds up to 50 mph before he ditched the car at the end of a dead end road near Centerville Road ... and fled on foot into the brush.
The car was towed and Mortensen is still at large.
He's wanted on felony warrants and anyone who knows where he is, is asked to call the Butte county Sheriff's Office at (530) 538-7321.##


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