Crime, Fire + Courts

CHP seeks witnesses to Woodland-area pursuit

By From page A2 | May 06, 2014

The Woodland office of the California Highway Patrol is seeking witnesses and possible victims of an April 24 high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect’s arrest in Woodland.

Officer Bryan Konvalin said suspect Elijah Sterling Taylor may have struck other cars or forced them off the roadway as he allegedly fled from law-enforcement officers during the chase, which began on southbound Interstate 5 near the city of Williams and continued into Yolo County at speeds near 100 mph.

Anyone who may have general observations about the chase also is encouraged to call the CHP at 530-662-4685.

Taylor, 21, of Prospect, Ore., is alleged to have tried to hit several vehicles — including a CHP patrol car — as he led officers on the pursuit in a stolen Chevy Sierra pickup. He was arrested after crashing the vehicle and attempting to hide in a residential back yard, officers said.

Taylor is due back in court May 12 for a preliminary hearing on charges including possession of a stolen vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer, evading law enforcement, resisting arrest, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, fleeing the scene of a traffic collision and driving while unlicensed.

Lauren Keene

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