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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 1:54 pm

A suspected burglar is in custody after police say he led authorities on a high-speed pursuit early Monday morning.

California Highway Patrol arrested Daniel King, 22, at Stockton Verde Mobile Home Park, after police said he burglarized the Target store on West Kettleman Lane in Lodi. Inside King’s vehicle, officers found methamphetamine, a loaded handgun and stolen merchandise, according to a CHP arrest report.

Target security called the Lodi Police Department around 9 p.m. Sunday after they said they spotted King, who is accused of burglarizing the store twice in the past, attempting to steal $250 worth of video games, said Michael Slater, senior Target protection specialist.

King and a female companion fled on foot, leaving their vehicle in a nearby parking lot, said Sgt. Doug Chinn of the Lodi Police Department.

A Lodi PD officer stayed at the scene for several hours, waiting for King or the female to return.

Around 2 a.m., King arrived alone.

He hopped in the Mercury sedan and led Lodi PD on a pursuit along Lower Sacramento Road toward Eight Mile Road, according to the CHP report.

CHP took over the chase and followed King for nine more miles, reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour.

King drove to Stockton Verde Mobile Home Park, where he left the car and put up a brief fight with officers before being apprehended, according to the CHP report.

Officers searched King’s vehicle and said they found a loaded, unregistered handgun, ammunition, meth, drug paraphernalia and stolen property.

Lodi PD are continuing to investigate King, who is suspected of committing several burglaries in Lodi, according to the CHP.

King, who also goes by “Sally,” is being held on suspicion of felony evading, resisting arrest, driving on a suspended license, drug charges and numerous felony weapons charges.

Contact reporter Kristopher Anderson at krisa@lodinews.com.

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  • Brett Thompson posted at 6:52 am on Tue, Apr 16, 2013.

    Brett Thompson Posts: 53

    Why didn't the officer try to stop him before he got in the car and went on a dangerous high-speed chase?

    This City needs to do something about it's Meth problem. You can no longer pretend it doesn't exist.

    Jail is going to be a rough way to detox.

  • Lynn Ricketts posted at 10:43 pm on Mon, Apr 15, 2013.

    nnricketts Posts: 1

    my son did not put up a fight with the police,theypulled him from his car in front of my home and threw him to the ground and punched him in the face,i know my son is not innocent,im so sick to my stomachi really hope that my son Daniel gets help with his problems,and the girl that got away is vauz Stratton,i hope she gets caught by the police too,she was also stealing and doing drugs with my son.i did not raise my son to do the things he did,i told him over and over to change his life and do positive things.i pray to god all the time to help my son,i guess being caught is the way to get help for him.......................



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