By CBS13 Staff

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — A man who allegedly led deputies on a chase near Rocklin was found to have several outstanding warrants, a handgun, and a stolen catalytic converter in his car, authorities say.

The chase happened early Valentine’s Day morning. A Placer County Sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over a car for an unspecified reason along Industrial Avenue, but the driver wouldn’t stop.

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Deputies chased the suspect, who eventually pulled over and started complying with orders.

The driver was identified as 39-year-old Sacramento resident Joseph Lopez. Deputies say he had outstanding warrants for his arrest in Placer and Sacramento counties. Further, a search of his car revealed a fully-loaded handgun within his reach and a catalytic converter that had been apparently stolen from another vehicle.

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Deputies found that the handgun had also been reported stolen out of Sacramento last week.

Lopez has been arrested and is facing a slew of charges.

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