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27-year-old arrested after high-speed pursuit in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A 27-year-old suspect out on post-release community supervision after being arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle was arrested again after leading Apple Valley deputies on a high-speed pursuit early Sunday.

It happened on July 22, 2018, at about 1:43 am, when Deputy Clay Lacey attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for running a stop sign, officials said,

The driver, later identified as Buddy Neher of Apple Valley, pulled into the Chevron parking lot at the intersection of Yucca Lona and Apple Valley Road. “Neher stopped briefly to allow his female passenger to get out of the vehicle, but then drove away at a high rate of speed,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

After dropping off his female passenger Neher fled eastbound on Yucca Loma Road in excess of 90mph running stop signs and driving into oncoming lanes. The pursuit continued north onto Kiowa Road.

“At the intersection of Highway 18, Neher drove through the intersection at high speed and against a red light disregarding other drivers. The pursuit continued at high speeds winding throughout Apple Valley. Neher ran every stop sign along the route and continued through residential neighborhoods at over 70mph. Neher nearly collided with a mailbox near Ocotillo Road and South Road and stopped shortly after,” stated the news release.

Neher was taken into custody without incident. A records check showed Neher had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. Neher was wanted for violation of his Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). He was also in possession of a suspected controlled substance. Neher was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for his PRCS warrant and Vehicle Code 2800.2 (felony evading). Neher does not have a bail at this time. His next court date is July 23, 2018.

The Apple Valley Police Department would like to thank and commend the numerous citizens who were on the roadway and affected by this pursuit. By paying attention to their surroundings and yielding to the right, they were able to lessen the danger Neher was creating and help deputies in their efforts to apprehend him.

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