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FormerMost Wanted” Suspect Arrested

Tuolumne, Ca — One of Tuolumne County´s “Most Wanted” is behind bars.

The Sheriff´s Department has been able to track down and arrest Louis Mata who was wanted on drug and weapon related charges.

Deputies Oliver Imlach and Rod Hobbs received information that Mata might be in the area of Laurel Ave., camping in a wooded area. Deputies spotted him running along the brush in that region. After a lengthy chase, Imlach caught up to Mata on an embankment.

A scuffle ensued, then another chase. Deputies later found Mata hiding in the water within a ditch. He was arrested and taken to jail where he remains in custody.

Written by BJ Hansen