A high-speed chase led to the arrest of Jose Mendez, 25, who was booked into the Fresno County Jail on multiple felony allegations Friday night, Fresno police Sgt. Troy Miller said.
Police said Mendez, an admitted gang member from Bakersfield, is suspected of assault with a deadly weapon and felony evading arrest.
Fresno police responded to a call about a man speeding off in his vehicle after attempting to stab another person outside Los Arcos Night Club in downtown Fresno.
Officers followed Mendez’s vehicle out of the parking lot after receiving the call around 11:20 p.m. Witnesses outside the club confirmed the suspect was the driver of the vehicle, police said.
Police aircraft tracked Mendez as he weaved through traffic on Highway 99 and refused to pull over, according to police. Officers used techniques that eventually brought the pursuit to an end.