Calaveras County: Man abandons stolen truck during pursuit; deputies find drugs, gun
Photos: Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office
The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts and arrest of a man who reportedly led deputies on a pursuit, then leapt from the truck he was driving and managed to evade them on foot.
Early on the afternoon of September 22, a deputy tried to pull over 43-year-old Jacob Aaron Main along Ridge Road in Railroad Flat for an outstanding warrant.
Instead, authorities say, Main led the deputy on a pursuit, at times exceeding 65 MPH and crossing into the opposing lane multiple times. Eventually, Main stopped the vehicle in the area of Railroad Flat Road near Noble Road and jumped out, leaving the truck he was driving to roll backwards and strike the deputy’s vehicle.
The deputy gave chase on foot, but lost sight of Main due to the rugged terrain and steep hillside. Several other agencies — including CHP, probation, and Cal Fire personnel — quickly responded to the area and helped establish a perimeter.
As authorities began their search, including the use of a CHP aerial unit, deputies searched the truck Main had been driving and discovered about 60 grams of suspected meth, 29 grams of heroin, needles, and a loaded handgun. Being on probation, Main is prohibited from possessing firearms, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The Sheriff’s Office also discovered that the vehicle Main was driving, a grey 2004 Dodge Ram pickup, had been reported stolen out of San Andreas back in May.
Though Main has yet to be located, the Sheriff’s Office has requested another arrest warrant, in addition to Main’s existing ones, for multiple charges including evading a peace officer and possession of narcotics for sale.
The Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information on Main’s potential whereabouts to contact them at 209-754-6500, or via the anonymous tip line at 209-754-6030.