May 6, 2014 6:17 PM
A high-speed chase broke out in Marysville after a Yuba County Sheriff’s Deputy saw a man he thought matched the description of the “man bag bandit” bank robber.
After the pursuit came to a stop, gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was pronounced dead on the scene.
It started around 1:45 p.m., when a Yuba County Sheriff’s deputy saw a man in the area of 8th and Willow St., in Marysville, whose appearance matched photos taken at the robbery scenes.
The deputy lost sight of the man as he turned his car around to enter Willow St. where he last saw the man. He located him in the driver’s seat of a parked SUV in a bank parking lot.
The man drove away and the deputy followed, requesting back up.
They traveled south on East Street, over the bridge and the deputy, along with a Marysville Police Officer attempted a traffic stop. The car sped away and the deputy initiated the pursuit.
The chase went south on Hwy 70 to the Plumas Lake Blvd exit, turned to re-enter the highway northbound, but went over the embankment and into a field. The uspect drove through the field to Algodon Rd., then north on Arboga Rd.
The suspect’s vehicle became stuck and gunfire was exchanged between two Yuba County Deputies and the suspect until it was determined the man was no longer moving.
The suspect was injured and emergency medical procedures were performed, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:21 p.m.
The names of the man and the involved deputies are being withheld pending further investigation.