During the early morning hours of December 8, an officer with the Chico Police Department saw a car driving fast on E. Lassen Avenue near Cohasset Road in north Chico.
The car did not stop at the officer’s red lights and siren when a traffic stop was initiated.
It was determined that the vehicle was stolen during a residential burglary the prior day.
The driver of the vehicle was 36 year old Eva Barnes-Cervantes.
She led officers on a pursuit through rural roads north of Chico for 57 miles, lasting more than an hour.
During the pursuit the suspect’s vehicles front tires were damaged with the use of a spike strip that was deployed by the CHP.
The vehicle was disabled and Cervantes was arrested with no further incident.
Jonathan Johns was a passenger in the car and was arrested for two outstanding felony warrants.
Cervantes was arrested on multiple felony charges including vehicle theft and evading a police officer with willful disregard for the safety of others.