A suspect has been arrested following a pursuit and school lockdown in North Highlands Thursday, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
The incident started around 2 p.m. when a California Highway Patrol officer responded to the area of Fairbairn Drive in North Highlands on a report of a stalled vehicle.
Upon arrival, the officer saw an injured woman on the road while a second woman was still in the car. The woman in the vehicle drove off as the officer arrived.
The victim on the road told the officer she gave the suspect that drove away a ride to the gas station. After dropping off the suspect, the victim realized her phone had been stolen and confronted the suspect before being assaulted, according to the sheriff's department.
The suspect who drove away rammed into a CHP vehicle soon after and fled the scene. The suspect was later located on Dotmar Way.
The suspect now faces several charges including assault with a deadly weapon against an officer.
Joyce Elementary School went on lockdown at 2:15 p.m. due to police activity in the area, according to the Twin Rivers Unified School District.