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* Fairfield Police Arrest Gary Horton, John Alander, Alamar Lewis After High Speed Pursuit

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A 35-year-old man led Fairfield police on a high speed pursuit Sunday afternoon before being arrested along with two accomplices who were allegedly trying to help him escape, according to police. At about 3:30 p.m., police officers spotted Gary Horton, a 35-year-old Fairfield man and wanted parolee, driving a white sports utility vehicle and tried to make a traffic stop near the intersection of Travis and Gateway boulevards, police said. Horton initially yielded to police by pulling to the right side of the roadway, but as the officer was approaching the vehicle, Horton suddenly sped off and got onto eastbound Interstate Highway 80 at a high rate of speed, according to police. The officer attempted to follow the vehicle, but lost it in the area of Highway 80 and Air Base Parkway. Another officer found the car minutes later in the 2300 block of Fairfield Avenue where it had been abandoned at the rear of an apartment complex, police said.  Officers spotted Horton running across Air Base Parkway, where he jumped fences in the backyard of a home in the 400 block of Dahlia Street before being arrested. Officers also saw two other parolees, known to be associates of Horton, who were driving through the area. The parolees were arrested after investigators determined that Horton had called them to help him escape, according to police. Horton was booked for his outstanding arrest warrant, as well as for evading police and resisting arrest, police said. John Alander, 45, was booked for a parole violation, for assisting Horton in evading police, and for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, according to police.  Alamar Lewis, 38, was booked for a parole violation.

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