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High speed pursuit leads to arrest in Del Norte County

Del Norte County - One Smith River man is in custody and another at large after a high speed chase involving gunfire in Del Norte County.

Arrested was 18-year old Daniel Cardy. Around 5:30 Monday evening, law enforcement noticed a white 2006 Dodge Stratus allegedly stolen out of Brookings. Cardy and another suspect fled southbound on US 101 leading authorities on a high speed chase and eventually crashing the vehicle near Wilson Lane and Highway 101.

At least one round was fired from a weapon by the suspects during the chase. Both escaped into a wooded area. A swat team and canine unit were dispatched and Cardy was caught and arrested. The other male suspect is still at large.

Cardy was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, evading and vehicle theft. He was booked into the Del Norte County jail.