Wanted felon armed with gun arrested in Sanger after short chase

Crime

Mark Perez, 33 (Sanger Police)

SANGER, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A Fresno man wanted for multiple felony charges was caught Sunday morning in Sanger with a handgun after a short police chase that ended with a crash, according to Sanger Police.

(Sanger Police)

Officers around 2:30 a.m. tried to stop a vehicle driving north on Academy Avenue for a speed violation, said Sgt. Joshua Johnson. The driver led police on a short chase before crashing into a tree at Oatman and Jensen avenues.

The driver, identified as Mark Leon Perez, 33, of Fresno, ran from the scene before being caught.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded handgun, Johnson said. Perez, a convicted felon, was wanted by Fresno Police for multiple felony charges, including assault with a firearm on a person.

Perez was booked into the Fresno County Jail on numerous felony charges, including felony evading and various weapon charges.

For local, national, and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com