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On July 13th, just before 4:00 p.m., Officer Norris spotted a suspicious vehicle stopped in the roadway on Golden Street.  As the vehicle started to drive away, a citizen flagged the officer down and advised that the vehicle had just run a nearby stop sign.  Officer Norris searched the area and saw the vehicle driving northbound on Stewart Street near the intersection of Bradford Street.  When the driver of the vehicle saw the patrol car approaching, he sped off at a high rate of speed while driving in the oncoming lane and passing vehicles.  As Officer Norris was attempting to catch up to the vehicle, he saw it run another stop sign at the intersection of Elkin Street, nearly causing a collision with another vehicle.

Due to the high speeds of the fleeing vehicle and heavy traffic, Officer Norris lost sight of the vehicle which he had described as a green late model Subaru Forester. Additional officers checked the area and located the occupied vehicle at the end of Wall Street.  The vehicle was occupied by 52-year-old Mark Allen Antes of Jamestown, who at this point was still attempting to maneuver the vehicle around the patrol cars to get away.

Officers initiated a high-risk stop and were able to take Antes into custody without further incident.  Antes was determined to have several outstanding warrants for his arrest.  Additionally, his license was suspended; he was in unlawfully in possession of prescription medications and was suspected of being intoxicated at the time of the incident.  A search of the vehicle produced several credit cards and identification cards belonging to other people.  This part of the investigation is still ongoing.

Antes was booked at the Tuolumne County Jail for Reckless Driving, Driving on a Suspended License, and three outstanding Warrants for his arrest; one of which was a felony warrant for False Impersonation of Another.  Charges relating to the other mentioned crimes are being requested through the District Attorney’s Office.