Crime - Sacto 911

Man arrested, accused of trying to ram police in Citrus Heights

Jared Moody
Jared Moody Citrus Heights Police Department

A Citrus Heights man was arrested early Monday after three pursuits that at times exceeded 100 mph.

Jared Moody, 24, evaded police but circled back twice and tried to ram a police vehicle, according to a Citrus Heights Police Department news release.

Officers were called to the 7400 block of Kadota Way about 3:15 a.m., on reports that someone had driven onto the front lawn of a residence and was vandalizing the property.

The man drove off as an officer arrived, according the news release. Officers gave chase when the driver failed to yield.

Officers stopped the chase after the driver turned off the headlights and ran several red lights, traveling more than 100 mph at times, the news release said.

But the driver then circled back toward the officers and attempted to ram a police vehicle head-on, police said. The officer avoided the collision and was not injured.

The chase resumed but was halted when the suspect again evaded officers, then circled back a second time and again tried to ram a police vehicle, the news release said.

The officer again avoided a collision and again gave chase. This time, the chase ended when police stopped the vehicle at the end of a cul-de-sac and arrested Moody.

He was booked into Sacramento County jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on an officer, evading police with disregard for public safety and evading police while driving on the wrong side of the road.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy