UPDATE: Felony pursuit in Glenn County ends with cars, field on fire

Feb 1, 2014 3:29 PM


The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect as 39-year-old Jason Mark Gray of Orland.

In addition to being wanted on felony warrants of violating mandatory supervision, conspiracy to commit battery and violation of parole, Gray has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a stolen vehicle.

His bail is set at $157,000.

A felony vehicle pursuit in Glenn County has ended with both cars and a field on fire near County Road 20 and Road K.

According to Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones, just before 4 p.m. this afternoon an officer from the Glenn County Drug Enforcement Unit in an unmarked police car engaged in a vehicle pursuit of a black Honda Accord reported stolen out of Chico yesterday afternoon. The pursuit began at County Road H and ½.

The officer continued to pursue the Honda through County Road 14 and DD where speeds reportedly exceeded 100 mph. Orland Police Officers joined in the pursuit at County Road 17 and HH.

The suspect then reportedly drove the Honda into a field near County Road 20 and County Road KK where he eventually abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. The officer eventually overtook the suspect and arrested him in the field, according to Sheriff Jones.

According what officials at the scene told Sheriff Jones, it appears the hot exhaust and the heat of the Honda’s manifolds ignited the field and caught both the suspect’s car and the officer’s car on fire.

Sheriff Jones confirmed fire officials have fully contained the fire but it continues to burn the field and the cars inside the perimeter line. The fire burned approximately a half-acre.

Sheriff Jones did indicate the suspect was wanted on several felony warrants in Glenn County, including violating mandatory supervision, conspiracy to commit battery, and violation of parole.


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