Nevada County deputies search for car chase suspects |

Nevada County deputies search for car chase suspects

The discovery of a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase led Nevada County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday to search for two people linked to the car, authorities said.

The location of Jordan Alexander Rose, 23, and Rickie Lynn Abel, 34, remains unknown to authorities, who spent Tuesday around White Cloud Campground and the Mitsubishi Lancer found Monday afternoon, Sgt. Sam Brown and reports state.

Friends and family of the missing pair contacted authorities after spotting the car. California Highway Patrol couldn't fly over the area at that time, though it assisted almost a dozen deputies who searched Tuesday, Brown added.

"It's a tough situation," the sergeant said. "Obviously, we don't want anyone to get hurt."

The vehicle was found about one-tenth of a mile from a dirt road in the campground. It appears to have left the road and driven to the wooded spot where it stopped and likely became stuck, Brown said, who noted the vehicle had been pushed up against a log.

Snow had entered the vehicle through a cracked window, informing Brown it's snowed since the pair left the vehicle.

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A friend of Rose said one person received calls over the weekend from the missing man, who said he was lost. Authorities note the vehicle Rose and Abel were in fled from deputies, leading them on a high-speed chase up Highway 20.

The chase began Friday afternoon, when deputies tried to stop the vehicle near Ridge and Gold Flat roads. Two other men in the car — Jose Edoardo Henriquez, 28, and Jayson Edward Rose, 25, both of Grass Valley — left the vehicle near Zion Street and Ridge Road. Both face drug-related charges and remained in jail Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff Keith Royal and reports state.

The vehicle then fled. Deputies stopped the chase when the suspects began crossing the center line on the highway, Royal said.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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