Bakersfield grand theft auto suspect arrested after vehicle, foot pursuit

Suspect was subdued by K-9 Unit


A local grand theft auto suspect was arrested after a short vehicle and foot pursuit early Friday morning.

A Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make a vehicle enforcement stop near California Ave/ “Q” St. on a 2004 Mazda sedan which had been reported stolen at about 2:54 a.m. The driver of the car didn't yield and eventually stopped on Chester Ave. after the car became damaged from running into a center divider during the short vehicle chase.

The driver of the car, 25-year-old Garry Honest, ran from the Deputy and was taken into custody after being subdued by a K-9 Unit.

Honest was taken to Kern Medical Center where he was treated and released for a dog bite.

Honest was booked into the Kern Co Sheriff's Office Central Receiving Facility for the following open charges: grand theft auto, reckless vehicular evading, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property. 

Honest also had warrants for his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse

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