Update: Men Identified; Two Lead Deputies on High-Speed Pursuit
Updated On: Jan 04 2013 06:52:27 PM CST
A high-speed chase through downtown Redding ended with two arrests Thursday afternoon.
Shasta County deputies said they tried to pull over a gold Honda with a broken rear window but the driver took off. 26-year-old Brandon Frisbie from Shasta Lake was the driver of the car. He was recently let out from state prison and on supervised release. 24-year old Traver Farner from Bella Vista was the passenger. Deputies said the car belonged to one of Farner's relatives.
The chase started just before 1:30 p.m. in the area of Churn Creek Road and South Bonnyview Road. The car sped onto Interstate 5 northbound, then onto Highway 44 toward downtown Redding. Deputies said the chase reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
The two men in the car made their way to Gilbert Street just off of Trinity Street and ditched the car at the Riverside Apartment complex. Frisbie and Farner then ran down a steep embankment and hid in bushes next to the Sacramento River.
Less than an hour later deputies found both suspects with help from Redding Police and a CHP helicopter.
Danny DeArman, an witness to the chase said both men ran right past him.
"They went right in front of my door. And I was not one foot away from them when they ran by me. It's scary...when they run right in front of your house. It's quite frightening to see that."
Deputies said no one was injured during the chase. Frisbie was arrested for felony evasion and for resisting arrest. Farner was arrested for resisting arrest. Both men were booked into the Shasta County Jail.
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