Sibling suspects captured, stolen car ran out of gas

ANDERSON, Calif. - A high speed chase led officers through Shasta and Tehama Counties late Sunday night.  The pursuit ended when the suspect's stolen car ran out of gas.  A brother and sister from Butte County were arrested on a series of charges.

In a news release, Anderson Police said it began around 10 p.m. Sunday along Factory Outlets Drive.

An officer saw a stolen Honda Accord  and tried to stop the car in the parking lot of the Anderson Walmart.  The driver initially stopped, but then pulled away and headed down Rhonda Road. Police said the driver rammed the police car twice in reverse.

A passenger, 26-year-old Megan Mickey of Chico, left the car and was arrested.

The driver then took off down Rhonda Road driving through a field and back northbound on Rhonda Road.

Police used a spike strip flattening the car's left front tire, but the vehicle continued southbound on Interstate 5 through Red Bluff, onto Highway 99.

The pursuit finally stopped when the car ran out of gas near Rowles Road, south of Vina.

Police said the car was stolen from Chico, and had several items stolen from Redding and Corning businesses.

The driver, 27-year-old Ian Mickey of Forest Ranch was booked in the Shasta County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading and assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.

Megan Mickey was booked for possession of a stolen vehicle and conspiracy.

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