A Turlock man was arrested on a multitude of criminal charges after leading law enforcement on a high speed pursuit that ended when the stolen vehicle he was driving broke down on the freeway.
Bryan Hall, 39, was arrested for felony evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, auto theft, assault with a deadly weapon and two outstanding warrants, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Steve Rodrigues.
The initial call began around 10 p.m. Saturday when a woman contacted the police department to report she was being followed by a man possibly armed with a gun.
The woman said she had been involved in an incident with the man at the Taco Bell at 2050 W. Main Street and now he was following her. She was able to provide a description of the vehicle, Rodrigues said.
The vehicle was located in the 1300 block of Lambert Way, but when an officer attempted to stop it, the driver, later identified as Hall, refused to stop and instead sped off.
The pursuit continued on to W. Main Street, where the suspect pulled into a parking lot in the 1300 block. In the parking lot the suspect rammed a patrol car with the vehicle before driving back onto W. Main and then Highway 99.
Officers continued to follow the suspect on southbound Highway 99, with the pursuit reaching speeds of 110 mph.
The pursuit came to a quick end when the vehicle driven by the suspect had a sudden malfunction and became inoperable at the Shanks Road off ramp in Delhi.
Hall was taken into custody without further incident. A search of the vehicle did not turn up any gun.