A fifth suspect was arrested in connection with a high-speed chase that started in the Sacramento area and ended in Martinez on Wednesday, a California Highway Patrol officer said today.
Officers arrested Anthony Dewayne Domino, 21, and Anthony James Tyree, 23, both of San Francisco, Sharde Shenay Suwannabart-Smith, 24, and Sean Donyell McCullough II, 23, both of Oakland, and Summer Pavielle Sawyer, 30, of San Mateo, following the early morning chase, CHP Officer John Fransen said.
The chase exceeded speeds of 100 mph with suspects considered armed and dangerous. Officers later found a “considerable amount of jewelry” and weapons associated with the pursuit, Fransen said.
He declined to say what kind of weapons were inside the car, saying the matter was under investigation and that it could turn into a federal case.
Fransen said the Contra Costa County CHP office is coordinating the investigation into the potentially stolen items with the Denver Police Department out of Colorado, as well as the Folsom and Chico police departments.
Contra Costa County CHP officers started following a Cadillac SRX around 2:55 a.m. Wednesday after CHP officers had been trailing the car from the Sacramento area, Fransen said.
CHP officers deployed a spike strip on southbound Interstate Highway 680 near Bayshore Road in Benicia before the bridge, according to the CHP.
The Cadillac hit the spike strip and then continued across the bridge before exiting on Arthur Road in an unincorporated area near Martinez, Fransen said.
Officers initially said they were searching for two men and two women who had fled on foot after the car veered off of the roadway and crashed into a fence, Fransen said.
Fransen said a fifth suspect, a man, was later located as a result of the pursuit.
One of the two women suffered injuries related to being bitten by a police dog, Fransen said. She was treated at a hospital and later cleared for booking, he said.
The five suspects were booked into county jail in Martinez, Fransen said.
A Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman said no charges had been filed because prosecutors had not yet received any information from law enforcement agencies investigating the case.