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Police: Man lies about identity, gets arrested for car theft

(Mt. Shasta Police)

Police arrest a man suspected of stealing a car on Friday in Mt. Shasta.

At 10:49 a.m. officers located a stolen black 1998 Dodge Intrepid parked on 211 High St.

Officers from Mt. Shasta Police with the assistance of Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office contacted the residents in the home, one of whom identified himself as Justin Sudbury. Because there was no connection to any of the residents in the home to the car, it was towed.

While doing inventory of the car, a wallet with a driver license belonging to a 32-year-old Jesse Donnelly Adams was found inside the car. Officers noticed he looked like the man who had previously identified himself as Justin Sudbury. After conducting a records check, Adams was found to be a violent offender wanted by the Washington Department of Corrections for escaping custody in Marysville, Wa.

Officers returned to the home, but Adams had already left. He was located shortly after near the Lake St. overcrossing where he was arrested without any incident.

Adams displayed seizure like symptoms believed to been caused due to an allergic reaction to the handcuffs after the arrest.

He was taken to a medical evaluation and then booked into the county jail for escape, false impersonation, and car theft.


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