NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – Law enforcement officers are looking for a suspect who ran after a chase near Grass Valley on Friday morning.
According to California Highway Patrol’s Grass Valley division, the suspect was in a car that matched the description of one that was involved in an assault with a deadly weapon the day before. Few details about that previous incident have been released, but the suspect allegedly tried to use a car against someone.READ MORE: Mother And Daughter Killed In Crash On Interstate 5
On Friday, law enforcement officers spotted the car and tried to pull it over for expired registration on Banner Lava Cap Road. The suspect did not stop, prompting a chase. During the pursuit, officers learned there were multiple warrants out for the suspect and vehicle.
The car got stuck at some point during the chase.READ MORE: Granite Bay Mansion Heavily Damaged In House Fire
Officers from Grass Valley and California Highway Patrol, along with Nevada County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Placer County Sheriff’s deputies searched a wooded area outside of the Cascade Shores community and near Highway 20, but the suspect got away.
The suspect, John Wenzel Niece, was last seen south of eastern Highway 20, east of the Cascade Shores Area. He is considered very dangerous.
Police advise people in the area should not engage hitchhikers or pedestrians. If you have any information or come in contact with Niece, call 911 immediately.MORE NEWS: Vacaville Barber Plans To Sell Shop After Licenses Get Revoked
Updates to follow.