Man Arrested After Vehicle, Foot Chase in El Dorado County

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EL DORADO COUNTY —

A man was arrested after a New Year’s Day pursuit up Highway 50, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives said 40-year-old Ryan Maurer of Pollock Pines was arrested after an alleged vehicle and foot pursuit on the morning of Jan. 1.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department notified the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office about 9:20 a.m. that one of their deputies was in a vehicle pursuit, on eastbound Highway 50 approaching El Dorado Hills Boulevard.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department asked for assistance from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was described as a white male adult wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and a black baseball hat.

Before El Dorado County deputies arrived to help, the pursuit ended on Highway 50 at Cameron Park Drive. Police say that’s when Maurer allegedly got out of his car and ran.

Deputies set up a perimeter in the area to contain the suspect.

A deputy spotted a man matching Maurer’s description walk out of the bushes near Syar Concrete on Durock Road. The deputy ordered the man to stop, but the man ignored him and continued walking away. The deputy drew his Taser and again ordered the suspect to stop. That’s when police say Maurer finally stopped, turned around and spit toward the deputy.

Additional deputies arrived and ordered Maurer to the ground. When deputies tried to control his hands he resisted by pulling away, according to the sheriff’s department. After a struggle and repeated orders to stop resisting he was finally forced into handcuffs. Even after handcuffing, deputies said Maurer continued to kick and spit.

Maurer was booked into the El Dorado County Jail in Placerville where he was booked on felony evading with disregard for public safety and resisting arrest.

Maurer was released from custody on a $12,000 bond.