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Lathrop man led CHP on wild 47-minute chase

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POSTED January 1, 2013 12:48 a.m.

Jaime Lee Castellon, 34, of Lathrop, was identified by the California Highway Patrol as the driver officers arrested after a 47-minute pursuit on three freeways in Stockton. The chase started before midnight Saturday and reached speeds up to 100 mph and went the wrong way on various roads including Highway 99.

Castellon was wanted by Manteca Police with a $100,000 warrant out for his arrest for armed robbery.

The woman with Castellon was identified as Cheri Grace Hanson, 18. She was charged with possession of stolen property, conspiracy, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles and burglary tools.

The driver of a Mercury sedan that had been offered as a secondary escape vehicle was listed as Chalissa A. Robinson, 33, of French Camp.  She was charged with misdemeanor evading and aiding and abetting a felon.

Castellon is being held in the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp on nine felony charges with bail set at $1 million that included the armed robbery warrants.  Hanson was also taken to county jail charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor with bail set at $146,000.

No one was seriously injured in the pursuit, however three CHP units were damaged – the most seriously when the suspect allegedly sideswiped a patrol car driving head on into the vehicle.

Castellon is scheduled to appear in the Stockton Courthouse on Wednesday, January 2, at 9 a.m.  Hanson is set to appear in the Stockton court at 1:30 p.m. the same day.

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