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Failure to stop leads to arrest

Wednesday, July 16 — A traffic stop quickly turned into a vehicle pursuit after a Susanville man failed to yield.

At about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, Justin Lord, 26, failed to stop his vehicle after a Susanville police officer attempted to pull him over  on Fair Drive for driving without a license, according to a press release from the Susanville Police Department.

The chase lasted about four minutes and covered nearly 1.3 miles. Lord eventually stopped his vehicle, which reached nearly 50 miles per hour during the chase, on Hall Street. Upon stopping, he then allegedly tried to flee the scene on foot.

Additionally, officers located two shotguns with ammunition in the suspect’s vehicle.

Lord was charged with evading a peace officer, being a felon in possession of ammunition and a firearm, driving without a license and resisting a peace officer. He was booked into the Lassen County jail and was held on a $30,000 bail.

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office assisted the police department, and the case has been referred to the Lassen County district Attorney’s Office for prosecution.


0 #13 lassencountytweakerb 2014-07-26 17:21
I say we take the Lord brothers out back and old yeller them...them and there friends. Nothing but scum in our town that needs to be cleaned up.
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+1 #12 SR 2014-07-22 13:01
At least the chase ended without innocent people getting hurt. What I'd like to know is why he had the firearms.
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+7 #11 little homie 2014-07-19 22:04
All you townies talk so tough :zzz
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-5 #10 ex resident 2014-07-19 15:57
The person that us down voting all the comments that have negative about him must be one of his little homies.
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-5 #9 Susanville Citizen 2014-07-18 17:42
Maybe they should hire Dirty Harry and take Justin out for a ride and explain the rights of a small town.
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-6 #8 Frustrated Citizen 2014-07-18 14:51
anon1468 is right. There's no hope of getting serious jail or prison time if he goes in front of mallery. he gives everyone community service even when the prosecutor objects. Not what I thought I was voting for. Lets all hope Justin Lord is handled by judge verderosa.
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-4 #7 citizen2 2014-07-18 14:01
He has been to prison, you as citizens need too look up AB 109, its how the state has sought to relieve overcrowding of prisons so most crimes just land you in county jail where its under staffed and over crowded but yet they are allowed to do pretty much anything they want. If us as a socity want cri inals to change we need to reform their incarceration standards. When did you get to go to the doctor for 3 bucks and get free medication
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-8 #6 anon1468 2014-07-18 13:23
Dont be ridiculous people. Nobody goes to jail with Judge Mallery on the bench. Havent you heard? He only gives community service. Dont be surprised if Mr. Lord ends up at your place of business asking to sign up for community service. ;-)
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+12 #5 Miguel 2014-07-17 23:25
Awesome news!
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-8 #4 Susanville Citizen 2014-07-17 12:57
Didn't we just read about him a few months back for another police chase? This guy has been getting into trouble for years. Why didn't he go to prison earlier? Lets see if our new prosecuter will throw the book at Mr.Lord......
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