Grass Valley Police officers responding to a call of a suspicious man with a bandanna over his face ended up arrested the suspect after a short foot pursuit in downtown Grass Valley.
A caller reported the man “lingering” in the alley next to the Owl Saloon at just before 11 p.m. Sunday, according to dispatch reports.
An officer doing an area check spotted the man, still wearing the bandanna, near West Main and South Church streets, said Sgt. Clint Bates. The man allegedly tried to conceal his face by turning away, then took off running, Bates said.
The officer chased the man for several blocks, then lost sight of him. But the suspect was quickly located hiding in some bushes on South Church Street, Bates said.
The man, identified as Samuel Eugene Bray, 31, of Sheridan, allegedly had an outstanding felony warrant for the possession of controlled substances. He allegedly had paraphernalia and a small amount of meth on his person.
Bray was arrested on the outstanding warrant, as well as on suspicion of resisting arrest and possessing a controlled substance. He was being held in lieu of $10,750 bail.
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