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High Speed Pursuit Through Susanville: Suspect Captured Near Goodrich Creek

This is a follow-up to a story we first covered live on Saturday

A 23-year old Chico man was taken into custody Saturday after leading California Highway Patrol units and Lassen County Sheriff’s Deputies on a 20 mile long high-speed pursuit through Susanville.

The suspect, who at times reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour, abandoned his car near Goodrich Creek and fled on foot.

The pursuit was initiated at about 1:00p.m. by the CHP who had attempted a traffic stop east of town when the suspect failed to yield.

Law enforcement backed off from the chase within the city limits after the suspect reached a high rate of speed and put other motorists in danger.

As the fleeing driver exited the city westbound on Highway 36 the pursuit was picked up by the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department, again reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour.

Lassen County Sheriff’s Department handout photo of the suspect.

“The vehicle continued west on SR 36 at rates exceeding 100mph and driving erratically, narrowly avoiding many collisions along the way,” explained Sergeant Kevin Jones, “The vehicle came to a voluntary stop on SR 36 near Goodrich Creek and the driver ran from the car and into a creek bed.”

A ground search was begun by the Sherriff’s Department, BLM and CHP Helicopter H14 out of Redding.

By 4:25p.m. a man that the Sheriff’s Department identified as 23-year old Chico resident Skyler Michael Banner was taken into custody.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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