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Deputies ID suspect wanted following chase that ended in Chico

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CHICO, Calif. UPDATE 11:30 A.M. - Deputies have identified the suspect who took off on foot in a Chico neighborhood Monday morning.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said it is looking for  27-year-old Drake Afflerbach following a crash at Eaton Road and Constitution Drive and an incident that took place on Saturday. 

On Saturday, deputies said they were contacted by people who said Afflerbach pulled up next to their vehicle and shot at the vehicle on Cohasset Road. Deputies examined the vehicle and found evidence that led them to believe Afflerbach shot the vehicle. 

On Monday, deputies saw him driving a vehicle in the area of Hicks Road and attempted to pull him over. 

Deputies said Afflerbach did not stop and took off before crashing into a McClelland Heating and Air service van on Eaton Road. 

Afflerbach exited the vehicle and took off on foot. 

As of 11:20 a.m. Monday, deputies say they are still searching for him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

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