APPLE VALLEY, Ca. – A 53-year-old Apple Valley man led deputies on a 6-mile pursuit followed by a 3-mile foot pursuit on Monday.
Authorities said that at around 1:19 a.m. they received a call that a male subject was in the 26500 block of Thunderbird Road in the Town of Apple Valley flashing headlights into the window of her home. She stated that Johnny Whitworth refused to leave and she needed assistance. Victor Valley station deputies responded along with the Highway Patrol Aviation Division. Whitworth was learned to be under the influence and had felony warrants.
When deputies arrived they found him doing donuts in an intersection and driving otherwise erratically without headlights on. When they attempted to stop Whitworth he continued driving, leading deputies on a 6 mile vehicle pursuit until his vehicle got stuck in sand. He then jumped out of the vehicle and led deputies on a 3-mile foot pursuit.
Whitworth was taken into custody without further incident. Whitworth was booked at the High Desert Detention Center and is being held without bail.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy J. Lee at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station 760-552-6800. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.
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