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Palo Cedro woman's fence destroyed during high-speed chase

Published On: Jun 18 2013 07:31:30 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 18 2013 08:44:48 PM CDT


REDDING, Calif. -

A Palo Cedro woman's vinyl fence was destroyed as a result of a high-speed chase that ended in a large search for four suspects who ran from law enforcement.

Anderson police said the driver of the stolen car was 23-year-old Billie Jo Patterson. His passengers were Raymond Thomas, 24, Benjamin Barnett, 31, and Jennifer Barrett, 21.

The chase started when police tried to pull the suspects over in the Anderson Wal-Mart parking lot on Monday morning. The car took off, reaching speeds up to 110 miles per hour and during the chase, the passengers reportedly threw items out of the car.

Police scanner traffic said, "[we] have shots fired. APD has shots fired. Confirmed he is armed and shots were fired at officers. Shots fired and possibly a flare gun as well that was fired into a field."

One of the fields hit with that flare gun is Julie Stone's. She lives off of Deschutes Road in Palo Cedro, which is part of the route that the suspects traveled.

Stone was on her way home when the chase zoomed past her. She then came home to find part of her vinyl fencing destroyed by a flare.

"Pretty much the fence was gone when I got here. I'm still in shock. It was just, to see them go by that fast, something like that in Palo Cedro... it's just shocking," Stone told us.

Stone said that CAL FIRE came and quickly extinguished the fire.

The suspects eventually crashed on Westbound Highway 299 East right before the Churn Creek exit.

They ran from law enforcement on foot but were all eventually caught and taken into custody.