PRUNEDALE—Residents of two small communities in San Benito and Monterey Counties can rest a little easier, as authorities have finally arrested wanted felon Cameron Paul Bush, 29, of Prunedale.
On Sunday, December 16, Bush was seen driving a stolen Chevy Silverado when deputies attempted to arrest him. Bush, not being keen on being captured, led the deputies on a high-speed chase in the rural community of Prunedale.
He used the stolen vehicle to ram a gate that led into an agriculture business in the area of Tarpy Road and Maher Road and continued to evade deputies as he took the vehicle off-road.
Bush eventually got the vehicle stuck and was unable to continue. In the other incident Bush seemed to have luck on his side as he was able to get away, but this time, his good luck failed him as deputies apprehended him before he could flee on foot.
“Our deputies spotted him and knowing he was wanted they attempted to pick him up,” Monterey County Sheriff’s Commander Lisa Nash said. “He was wanted on numerous warrants and pending charges.”
Besides the warrants from San Benito County for assault and attempted kidnapping, Bush is facing charges from recent burglaries as well as other felonies in North Monterey County. He will also face new charges from this incident of reckless evading, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, trespassing, and vandalism.
Bush has terrorized the small rural communities of San Juan Bautista and Prunedale for the last month. It started in late November when he assaulted a man and attempted to kidnap his ex-girlfriend in San Juan Bautista. Then, in December, he was spotted breaking into a vehicle in Prunedale. Both times he escaped capture.
Bush was also featured on KION’s Manhunt Monday. He was transported and booked into Monterey County Jail.
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