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Man leads authorities on chase through Nevada County, arrested for attempted murder

A wild car chase through Nevada County ended with a crash and an arrest Tuesday afternoon.

Ian Gonzales fled from just north of Red Bluff after allegedly opening fire during a domestic dispute Tuesday morning, the Record Searchlight reported. Tehama County Sheriff’s deputies pursued Gonzales as he drove east, eventually partnering with personnel from the California Highway Patrol-Grass Valley, Nevada City Police Department, CHP-Valley Division Air Operations and Nevada County Sheriff’s Office to capture the suspect.

Gonzales led authorities on a 90-minute chase through rural Northern California before flipping over his 2000 Ford F250 in North San Juan, a Gold Country town of 300. He was found with a handgun and a long gun, Lt. Yvette Borden of the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office told the Record Searchlight.

Gonzales was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after being rescued from his overturned truck, per the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. He had not been booked as of 11:30 p.m., and Operations Capt. Shannan Moon said he had been taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley following the crash, though he displayed no obvious visual injuries.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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