Kings County man with three felony warrants leads deputies on pursuit
BOOKING PHOTO: Kings County Sheriff
A Kings County man has been arrested on three outstanding felony warrants, among other charges, after leading deputies on a pursuit on the evening of Saturday, December 14.
That night, a deputy spotted 54-year-old Billy Darnell driving a 1994 Mercury Tracer southbound along 12th Avenue near Everett and noticed the registration was expired.
The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but Darnell fled, eventually turning onto a dirt road near a local dairy. Deputies chased him for about 25 minutes, covering roughly 20 miles at high speeds on surface streets and dirt roads.
Officials say Darnell also blew through seven stop signs and crossed into opposing lanes multiple times.
The pursuit eventually came to an end in Fresno County near a dairy on the 1700 block of Mount Whitney Avenue, where Darnell was taken into custody.
As it turned out, Darnell had been driving on a suspended license and had six outstanding warrants to his name, three of which were felonies.
His passenger, a woman whose name has not been released, was questioned and released.