July 16, 2014 at 8:37 am

Fugitive found hiding in attic insulation after standoff with police in Roseville

Roseville — A fugitive wanted on outstanding felony drug charges prompted a low-speed police chase and a two-hour standoff Tuesday afternoon before he was found hiding in an attic.

A Roseville police officer attempted to stop a 2008 Black Cadillac Escalade driven by a 30-year-old Roseville man at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday after the suspect was seen doing 40 in a 25 mph zone on Hayes Road near Frazho Road, according to Police Chief James Berlin.

The suspect refused to pull over and began to meander through nearby neighborhoods, driving up and down several side streets at speeds of 20-40 mph in an apparent attempt to find somewhere to bail and flee on foot.

He eventually jumped out of the still-moving Escalade and ran away through several backyards with officers in pursuit.

The man ran into a house in the 26000 block of Margaret Street a half mile away.

Officers, who formed a perimeter around the address saw him scurry into the attic, made contact with the homeowner, who they would later learn was the suspect’s girlfriend. She denied anyone ran into her home.

While the man was holed up inside the attic, refusing to speak with officers, police learned the suspect was wanted on several felony drug warrants in Texas.

Authorities decided to enter the home after two hours of no communication with the man, finding him hiding beneath some attic insulation.

He was arrested with no further resistance.

The man is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in 39th District Court on several charges including fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest before facing extradition to Texas.

His girlfriend will also face arraignment Wednesday on harboring a fugitive and obstructing a police officer charges.

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