BAKERSFIELD— A 27-year-old felon was arrested on Tuesday following high speed pursuit through the streets of Kern County.
Jose Ayon-Navarro was booked into the Kern County Sheriff’s downtown jail on several charges, including sales of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, felon in possession of ammunition, felony evading and escape from an electronic monitoring program.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began when agents from the California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team (CalMMET) and the Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team (KNET), attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle driving near the City of Delano on April 15.
The driver, later identified as Ayon-Navarro, failed to stop, leading officers on a pursuit through the outskirts of Delano, before being arrested 35 miles away, near his home in the 1000 block of Dolores Street in Bakersfield.
Officers said that a search of Ayon-Navarro’s home resulted in the discovery of three quarters of a pound of suspected methamphetamine, as well as rock cocaine, ammunition and evidence indicating sales of controlled substances from the residence.
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