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Auburn man arrested following Rocklin foot pursuit; two suspects sought

An Auburn man was arrested Thursday night, accused of drug offenses and battery on a peace officer, after leading Rocklin police on a foot pursuit.

Jeremy Sheffield (pictured), 27, was found to be in possession of more than 47 grams of suspected heroin, according to a Rocklin Police Department news release. He also was wanted on three separate arrest warrants out of Placer County, police said.

The incident began about 10:54 p.m. when Rocklin officers saw a suspicious vehicle in the 4500 block of Rocklin Road, with two men and a woman inside. When officers attempted to detain one of the men, later identified as Sheffield, he resisted and ran from the parking lot, police said.

California Highway Patrol officers and Placer County sheriff’s deputies responded to assist in the pursuit. Rocklin officers eventually apprehended Sheffield on Rocklin Road, just east of Aguilar Road.

The two other occupants of the vehicle drove off while officers were chasing Sheffield. Police said a large canister of pepper spray and narcotics paraphernalia were found in the area where the vehicle was last seen.

The vehicle was described as an older, silver or gray, four-door Honda Civic. The male driver was described as white, and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and a bright red baseball hat. The woman passenger was described as white, with long blond hair.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the identities of the suspects who fled in the car is asked to call the Rocklin Police Department at (916) 625-5400.

Sheffield was booked into Placer County Jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sales, resisting arrest, battery on a peace officer with injury, two felony warrants and a misdemeanor warrant. He is being held in lieu of $155,000 bail.