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Anderson, Calif.—On Tuesday May 8th around 7:45 p.m. an Anderson Police Officers was on a routine patrol near Walmart in Anderson.
The officer observed a white Lexus leaving the area driving erratically.
The officer attempted to catch the Lexus but was delayed by traffic.
The officer continued to follow the Lexus and ultimately caught up the car near Knighton Road on Interstate 5 and conducted a traffic stop.
The Lexus yielded in the parking lot of the TA truck stop off the Knighton Road exit.
The front passenger who was later identified as Daric Boughton age 40, of Anderson immediately ran from the car.
The driver identified as Teresa Zuno age 35, of Shingletown complied with the officer and remained in the car.
A records check of Zuno revealed she had an active felony warrant for violation of Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS), which stemmed from a charge of possession of illegal narcotics for sales.
Additional APD officers responded to the scene to assist in the search for Boughton.
Residents in the area along Churn Creek Road and Pacheco School Road reported that Boughton was running eastbound through the Pacheco School field.
An officer on Pacheco School Road saw Boughton ducking down in waist high grass.
An Anderson Police Officer and his K9 Chance approached Boughton and ordered him to surrender.
Boughton responded to the officer saying, “I’m not dumb.” as he laid in the grass.
Boughton surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident.
A records check on Boughton revealed that he was on probation in Shasta County for a burglary charge.
Boughton also had three active felony warrants, and two active misdemeanor warrants for his arrest for violations of his probation, drug charges, and burglary.
A search of the Lexus revealed an HP computer with a security devise next to it that had been cut.
It was confirmed that the suspects had just stolen the computer from Walmart.
The computer was worth $700.
Zuno and Boughton were transported to the Shasta County Jail where they were booked on their warrants and the car was impounded.
Additional charges will be filed against the suspects regarding the stolen property and contraband located in the car.
Boughton will also be charged with resisting arrest.
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