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Rockford man arrested in California after high-speed chase

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Rockford Man Charged in California

LOOMIS, Calif. (WREX) — A Rockford man was arrested on multiple charges after a high speed chase in California on Sunday, according to police.

On May 30 around 11 p.m., a California police officer pulled over a man, later identified as Jared Alexander, 31, of Rockford, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office.

Alexander initially gave a fake name to officers, refused to answer their questions and wouldn't turn off his car, police said.

More deputies arrived on scene and tried to open the driver's side door, but Alexander sped off, according to officers.

Police said they chased Alexander, who allegedly reached speeds of more than 120 miles per hour, and weaved in and out of traffic.

Alexander stopped, got out of his car, and ran away. Sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers caught up to Alexander and arrested him, according to police.

Police said they later found Alexander had more than $16,000 and drugs.

In Winnebago County, Alexander also faced numerous drug charges in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2017 as well as domestic battery charges in 2016, according to court records.

"We are grateful no one was hurt during the pursuit and apprehension of Alexander," the Placer County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post.

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Jena Kleindl

Jena joined the WREX team in May 2020 as the Assignment Editor and News Producer. She was born and raised in Freeport. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2020.

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