Parolee Arrested after Leading Police Through Two Counties in Car Chase
CLOVIS – Police were able to arrest a federal parolee after a long police chase that started in Fresno and ended in Traver in Tulare County.
Federal officers were observing the suspect, identified as 50-year-old Kerry Binger, at an apartment complex near Cedar Avenue and White Street in Fresno. Binger had recently been released from prison, but was already wanted by police.
When Binger left the complex, U.S. Marshalls followed him through Fresno and were soon joined by Fresno police in the pursuit. Binger crashed the car he was driving around Maple and Dakota, and then drove the crashed car to Peach and Ashlan into a Costco Parking lot.
Ann Gaskins with the U.S. Marshalls said that during this first portion of the chase, the suspect “may have hit one or two vehicles.”
After jumping out of his car in the parking lot, Binger got into a Nissan Maxima getting serviced at Jiffy Lube. Fresno police, highway patrol and Fresno sheriff’s deputies all followed him to Traver in Tulare County.
That’s where the suspect crashed into a water tanker. Police say Binger got out of the Nissan and started waving at drivers to help him. Sheriff’s helicopters arrived on the scene and called out to drivers at least three times not to respond to the man.
At that point, authorities were able to catch up to the suspect and place him under arrest. He faces numerous charges, including hit and run and assaulting an officer.
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