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Suspect Escapes After High Speed Chase

FRESNO – Police and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man in the area of Farris and Herndon in northeast Fresno, after a high speed chase that began in North Fork.

Brandunn Wilson, 20, is no stranger to law enforcement, having been the target of several chases in the mountain area, and numerous arrests. This afternoon, mountain deputies received a tip that Wilson, wanted on several felony warrants, was seen driving through North Fork in a black or dark colored SUV.

When deputies spotted a vehicle matching the description near the Bass Fork Mini Mart off Road 200, the driver took off.

Whoever was behind the wheel of that vehicle led deputies on a pursuit heading west on Road 200, then south on Highway 41. By the time the SUV reached Avenue 12, the California Highway Patrol was called in to assist in the chase, which ended when the driver crashed into a pole on Farris Avenue, and fled on foot.

The driver was seen wearing an orange shirt, which was later found by deputies and Fresno Police as they searched the area on foot. Despite aerial support from CHP’s H-40, the suspect managed to escape.

While the Sheriff’s Office cannot confirm at this hour who the driver of the SUV was, they did received a tip this afternoon that Wilson, who shares his time between North Fork and Fresno, was back in North Fork, driving a dark colored SUV.

Wilson is wanted on a felony no-bail warrant for vandalism and terrorist threats, a $15,000 felony warrant for grand theft, a $7,500 felony warrant for vandalism, and a $25,000 felony warrant for vandalism and Evading a Peace Officer.

Anyone who may have information about the driver who led authorities on a pursuit from North Fork to Fresno, or information about Brandunn Wilson’s whereabouts, is urged to call the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770, or CRIME STOPPERS at 559-498-STOP.

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