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Man arrested after car leaving suspected drug deal evades Placer County deputies 4 times

Talon Thor Findley, 27, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on an officer, felony evasion, felony firearms and ammunition possession, and parole violation following a series of sightings of a black Cadillac sedan Sunday.
Talon Thor Findley, 27, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on an officer, felony evasion, felony firearms and ammunition possession, and parole violation following a series of sightings of a black Cadillac sedan Sunday. Placer County Sheriff's Office

A man was arrested Sunday following four incidents around Placer County, including a suspected drug deal and an attempt to injure a deputy.

Talon Thor Findley, 27, who was on probation, was arrested following multiple pursuits involving a black Cadillac sedan throughout the day, according to a news release issued by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Sunday morning, deputies spotted the sedan leaving what was believed to be a drug deal in Loomis, where it failed to stop and sped off into Newcastle, according to the release. The Cadillac was seen again in Newcastle, but it again evaded deputies, according to the release.

Near Old State Highway and Taylor Road, a responding deputy was almost hit by the vehicle as it reversed toward a patrol car before speeding toward Penryn, the release said.

It was seen one last time at Highway 193 and Sierra College Boulevard, where it led deputies on a short pursuit, but eventually escaped, according to the release.

Detectives conducted a search of the home of the Cadillac’s registered owner near Mandarin Hill Road in Newcastle, where the sedan was found unoccupied, the release said.

The detectives, who believed Findley was driving the car, found at the home firearms and ammunition, which he was prohibited from owning due to a previous felony conviction out of Ohio and his probation status, according to the release.

As the search was underway, a detective on Highway 193 stopped a truck registered to Findley heading toward Mandarin Hill Road and arrested him without incident. More ammunition was found in the truck, according to the release.

Findley was booked into the Auburn Main Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on an officer, felony evasion, felony firearms and ammunition possession and parole violation, according to the release.

He was being held on a $625,000 bail.

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