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Wanted man arrested after high speed chase in Eureka

EUREKA - A wanted parolee was arrested after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase through Henderson Center in Eureka.

Taken into custody was 36-year old Julian Shaffer.Just after 12:30 Friday afternoon, an officer with EPD noticed a parked Chevrolet Camaro with a suspicious male inside. When the officer approached, the suspect started his vehicle and fled east on Harris. A chase ensued but was called off because of high speeds.

Eyewitnesses say Shaffer abandoned his vehicle while it was still moving near Grotto and F Streets. The vehicle came to a stop crashing into a pickup truck.

Shaffer was apprehended initially by a good Samaritan who detained him for police. He was booked into the Humboldt County jail for felony reckless evading, a parole hold and hit and run.