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Sheriff’s Deputies Searching For Hispanic Male Suspect

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Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department is searching for an Hispanic male in his early 20´s.

At 8:40 this morning, a deputy attempted to stop a four-door 1993 Ford sedan for a vehicle code violation. The driver, sporting a shaved head and wearing a light colored shirt, refused to stop and accelerated to a high rate of speed passing the Black Oak Casino headed northbound on Tuolumne Rd.

The suspect drove off Tuolumne Rd. onto side roads, then onto a dirt road where he abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. He was last seen in the area of Hayden Rd. and N. Tuolumne Rd.

It is not known at this time if the suspect is the owner of the vehicle or if he is in possession of weapons.

If you have any information regarding this incident/individual, please contact the Sheriff´s Department at 533-5815.

Written by Bill Johnson