Photo: Fernando Reyes
Just after midnight on July 27 a patrolling Kings County Deputy Sheriff was driving around the 17000 block of Jersey Avenue.
A 2007 Chevy Impala caught the deputy’s attention because it had an expired registration. In fact, it had been expired for over two years. A traffic stop then followed.
Fernando Reyes, the driver, refused at first to pull over and sped away instead.
The high speed pursuit reached up to 85 miles per hour and breezed through several stop signs.
On State Route 48 and Highway 198 the speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour.
Reyes then bailed out of his car in the town of Armona and tried to hide in a tree at a nearby orchard.
K9 Miko then arrived and helped to sniff Reyes out of the tree. This apparently convinced the suspect to enter willingly into custody.
Reyes had a warrant out for possession of a short barreled rifle/shotgun and was booked into the Kings County Jail for that warrant and the charge of pursuit, with a bail of $140,000.