Arrest made after high-speed pursuit

A Tehama County Sheriff’s Department pursuit on Rawson Road in Corning reached speeds of 120 mph Monday night and landed a Corning man in jail. Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Knox said a sheriff’s deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet sedan around 10:36 p.m. at Corning Road and Rawson Road, when the driver, 41-year-old Jeremy Allen Weichelt, pictured being handcuffed by a sheriff’s deputy, failed to stop and fled at high speeds north on Rawson Road. As the fleeing vehicle approached Davis Road south of Thomes Creek, Weichelt allegedly turned off the Chevy’s lights and turned west onto Davis Road in an effort to evade pursuing law enforcement, Knox said. Weichelt stopped the car then jumped over a fence into an orchard where he was located and arrested. He was booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of felony violation of probation, obstruct/resist arrest and evading peace officer with disregard for safety.