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Matthew Renda
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Motorcycle chase ends in arrest

A 30-year-old Grass Valley man was arrested on a number of charges, including possession of stolen property, after leading the California Highway Patrol on a six-minute high-speed chase.

Clayton Abbott, a convicted felon on probation, was riding a 2002 Yamaha off-road motorcycle on LaBarr Meadows Road and approached a California Highway Patrol officer conducting a routine traffic stop at about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Abbott abruptly stopped, made a U-turn and fled in the opposite direction, eliciting suspicion from the officer, according to CHP Officer Greg Tassone.

The CHP officer initiated a pursuit with Abbott heading southbound on Dog Bar Road for about six minutes before he abandoned the motorcycle near Lower Colfax Road and fled on foot. He was later apprehended by multiple CHP officers a short distance away.

Abbott was allegedly found to be in possession of a large amount of electronics and other property upon apprehension.

A subsequent investigation by the California Highway Patrol and the Grass Valley Police Department revealed the property was stolen as part of a recent burglary in the area, Tassone said.

Abbott was also allegedly in possession of a stun-gun device, which is illegal.

He was booked into county jail on suspicion of felony evasion of a peace officer, resisting arrest, driving on a suspended license, being in possession of stolen property and violating probation. He was being held without bail.

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