Burson, CA — A vehicle chase nets, drugs, guns, stolen items and two arrests in Calaveras County.
The incident happened Tuesday just before 3 a.m. when Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a truck crossing double solid yellow lines on Pattison Road. He began following the truck as it reached more than 70 mph while in the lane of oncoming traffic on South Comanche Parkway. The truck then pulled into a driveway on the 12000 block of Pattison Road and crashed into a marijuana cultivation site.
The driver 37-year-old James Milton Buckley Jr. of Burson was arrested for failure to yield. A search of the truck found nearly 1.16 pounds of methamphetamine. Upon further investigation of the property, deputies discovered several stolen items including: an ATV, a pick-up truck, a semi-automatic firearm, and concrete equipment. A second man located at the residence, 34-year-old Michael Ray Bailey was arrested for failing to register as a sexual offender.
Both were booked into the Calaveras County Jail. Buckley Jr. for evading, possession of firearm by a felon, carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony, possession of a cane sword, transporting controlled substances, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance for sale. His bail is set at $60,000. Bailey faces charges for failure to register as a sex registrant. His bail is set at $15,000.
The investigation is ongoing.