Two men were arrested for auto theft and drug charges Monday after they were spotted driving a Porsche in a rural part of Yolo County.
“You don’t see that many Porsches in Dunnigan,” said Mark Persons, a spokesman for Yolo County Sheriff’s Office.
Jack Paul Spicer, III, 48, of Dunnigan was being held on $1.125 million bond at the Yolo County Jail.
Tony Alan Alston, 49, of Richmond was also in custody. His bail was set at $135,000.
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Both face charges of receiving known stolen property, taking a vehicle without permission and possession of narcotics.
A search of the Porsche revealed several hypodermic syringes filled with liquid heroin, according to the sheriff’s office.
At 10 a.m. Monday, Yolo County Sheriff’s deputies were patrolling the Dunnigan area when they spotted a black 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera going east on County Road 4, near County Road 88A. The sports car did not have a front license plate.
The suspects apparently spotted the sheriff’s vehicle, and pulled behind a home on County Road 88A in an attempt to hide, according to Persons.
As the sheriff’s vehicle pulled up, the two suspects got out of the car and fled on foot. Alston was caught while trying to jump a face, and Spicer was found hiding under a deck of the home, according to police.
Investigators later determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of San Rafael. It was not clear Wednesday when the Porsche was stolen.
The two men are scheduled to be arraigned in Yolo County Superior Court on Thursday.