Bradford R. Fenocchio
PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
Roseville, California 95678
For Immediate Release
Date: June 22, 2010
Public Information Officer
Assistant District Attorney
MAN IN STOLEN CAR WHO LED OFFICERS ON HIGH-SPEED
CHASE RECEIVES FOUR YEARS, FOUR MONTHS IN PRISON
A 40-year-old Roseville man has begun a state prison sentence of four years and four months after pleading no contest to felony charges of being in possession of a stolen vehicle and trying to evade law enforcement officers.
Keith G. Logan also admitted to special allegations of having a prior felony conviction of auto theft and of having served prison time for a felony crime.
Logan entered his no contest pleas on May 28 before Placer County Superior Court Judge Colleen Nichols and was sentenced on June 4 before Judge Robert P. McElhany, who declined to grant him probation.
A member of the Sacramento County Auto Theft Suppression Task Force spotted a parked, stolen Chevrolet Tahoe on Park Drive in Roseville on the night of May 21 and began surveillance. Five minutes later, a man identified as Logan got into the vehicle and drove away.
Marked units of the officer’s task force and the California Highway Patrol then closed in on the vehicle and activated their lights and sirens. But the driver of the SUV sped away, touching off a high-speed pursuit that ended at an apartment complex when the driver jumped out of the moving vehicle.
The Chevrolet Tahoe came to a stop when it struck a chain-link fence, causing damage to both the vehicle and the fence. Logan tried to run away but was apprehended within minutes by the officers.
Prosecutor Lisa Botwinik of the Placer County District Attorney’s Office told Judge Nichols that Logan drove the vehicle in “a willful, wanton disregard” for the safety of others and the protection of property.