The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has identified an Arnold man suspected of evading deputies during a high-speed chase in Arnold Sunday afternoon.
Jimmy Blake Terry, 31, of Arnold, is believed to have broken into a residence on Patricia Lane in Arnold before leading deputies on a chase on residential and Forest Service roads and Highway 4 to Mountain Ranch.
Terry is described as a white male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, slender, with brown hair and brown eyes.
He is wanted for outstanding warrants in both Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, a press release stated.
About 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Calaveras County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a residential alarm on Patricia Lane in Arnold and determined that items had been stolen from a garage on the property, Sgt. Rachelle Whiting said Monday.
Deputies identified a vehicle they believed to be associated with the burglary, but the driver refused to yield to a traffic stop.
A chase ensued and lasted about 30 minutes and covered nearly 30 miles.
The San Andreas-area CHP took over the pursuit on Highway 4, with at least one Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle assisting, but they lost sight of the vehicle, Whiting said.
The vehicle was found abandoned in Mountain Ranch near the intersection of Summit Level and Swiss Ranch roads later in the day. Items related to the burglary were found inside.
Deputies previously had investigated the vehicle information to determine the identity of the driver.
Terry is wanted on suspicion of burglary and felony evading a peace officer.
Terry was arrested by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office on May 29, 2017, at Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia and resisting a peace officer, as well as a warrant for failure to appear on a felony charge of possession of a concealed weapon.
During the May 2017 arrest, Terry was also arrested on an out-of-county warrant for violation of post-release community supervision.