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For Immediate Release

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June 02, 2011 Eastern District of California
Deputy Frank Newsom (916) 930-2039
Parolee Wrecks Stolen Car in Attempted Escape

Sacramento, CA – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 32 year old Anatoliy Rudan, a parolee in Cotati, California.

On May 12th 2011 Rudan was driving a stolen Audi S5 near the intersection of Elkhorn Blvd. and Watt Ave. when the California Highway Patrol (CHP) attempted to stop Rudan he fled running red lights at speeds of over 100 mph. CHP lost the suspect vehicle. On May 23rd Rudan led Twin Rivers P.D. in another high speed pursuit before getting away, and again later that night led CHP on a pursuit with reckless abandonment and endangering innocent motorists during his escape.

Due to the extreme recklessness of Rudan’s driving the CHP contacted the U.S. Marshals Service to assist in arresting Rudan. In the early morning hours of May 31, 2011 a lead was developed that Rudan had been staying in a hotel outside of Sacramento trying to hide from authorities. Deputy U.S. Marshals from Sacramento along with CHP and the CDCR, Fugitive Apprehension Team surrounded Rudan and his girlfriend in the stolen vehicle in a parking lot in Cotati. Again with disregard for public safety Rudan attempted escape by ramming a CHP marked unit before hopping a curb and attempting to run over an Officer who was on foot. While violently maneuvering, Rudan rammed the Audi into a tree resulting in major damage to the vehicle. He physically resisted officers who placed him into custody.

A search of the vehicle produced stolen security uniforms and badges as well as a simulated firearm. It was estimated that Rudan had $90,000 worth of stolen property in the vehicle most of which came from vehicle burglaries in North Sacramento and the Bay area. Rudan was booked into the Sonoma County Jail for Parole Violation and has additional charges pending.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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