Wanted Man Captured After Pursuit Monday Evening

A high speed chase that started in South Redding ended with the capture of a wanted man near Benton Airpark. At 5:05PM Monday afternoon Redding Police Officers spotted a 2022 Ford Bronco near Buenaventura and Railroad Avenue that had been reported stolen during a residential burglary in Chico. The driver fled at high speed and officers chased it, but they discontinued the pursuit as the Bronco headed toward Downtown Redding. A CHP helicopter crew watched from above as the Bronco was abandoned on Airpark Drive and the driver fled on foot. 37-year-old Jason Allen Pope, a wanted man from Red Bluff, was found in the garage of a home on Walnut Avenue. A lot of goods from the burglary were found in the Bronco. Pope is being held Tuesday morning without bail.