Photo: Brian Matthew Dehart
VALLEY SPRINGS – On May 3, 327-pound 33-year-old Brian Matthew Dehart sped at 75 m.p.h. with his female passenger on his motorcycle.
A deputy with the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office tried to stop Dehart, who instead sped off. At the intersection of Highways 26 and 12, the suspect yelled at his lady friend to get off, and then he accelerated before she was completely off.
Her leg became entangled and she fell in the middle of the road.
Another deputy stayed with the female, getting her medical attention. The other deputy pursued Dehart, noting his speed at over 100 m.p.h., accompanied with reckless driving, passing vehicles and crossing double yellow lines.
The chase ended, without Dehart in custody.
The 6 foot tall male with black hair and brown eyes remains on the loose.
However, he is no stranger to the law.
Here is the CCSO rundown – “Dehart was previously arrested on 11-26-2019 on charges of 10851CVC Vehicle Theft (Felony), 273A(1) PC Child Cruelty (Felony), 11378 H&S Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale (Felony), 11359 H&S Possession of Marijuana for Sale (Felony), Two charges of 29800(a) PC Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person (Felony), 30305(a) PC Possession of Ammunition by Prohibited Person (Felony), 21310 PC Possession of Concealed Dagger (Felony), 11364 H&S Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor) and 12677 H&S Possession of Illegal Fireworks (Misdemeanor). Dehart also had a Felony warrant issued out of San Joaquin for 3455 PC Revocation of Supervised Release and Two Felony Warrants issued out of Tuolumne County for 1203.2(A) PC Probation Violation and 4573.6 PC Possession of Controlled Substance in Jail.”
Dehart was released on April 15 as per Governor Newsom’s order establishing a $0 bail for “certain arrestees.”
Law enforcement considers the suspect to be armed and dangerous.