A Colfax man is in custody after he rammed a Placer County sheriff’s squad car and then was shot as he fled.
The man, Ryan Presson, 25, was sent to the hospital with a wound in his forearm and a grazing wound to his head. He is expected to be booked into jail later Monday.
The incident began about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when a deputy noticed a parked stolen car at a gas station on Lincoln Way in Auburn. When Presson walked out of the gas station mini-mart and got into the vehicle, deputies boxed in the stolen car to prevent him from driving away.
In return, Presson rammed a deputy’s vehicle as the deputy stood next to it. The sheriff’s vehicle was moved several feet by the impact. The deputy was slightly injured when he was knocked to the ground.
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Deputies fired at Presson but he was able to drive from the gas station parking lot onto Lincoln Way, according to a sheriff’s department press release. On nearby Ferguson Road, he hit a curb with the stolen car.
At that point, Presson left the vehicle behind and hid in bushes outside a Lincoln Way coffee shop.
The wounded man was immediately spotted from overhead by a California Highway Patrol aircraft. CHP officers held him at gunpoint until arrival of deputies who took him into custody.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.