San Luis Obispo County

SLO Sheriff's Deputies Nab Fugitive in Early Morning Raid

Suspect Accused of Ramming Patrol Vehicle Last Year

SLO Sheriff's Deputies Nab Fugitive in Early Morning Raid

ATASCADERO, Calif. - A pre-dawn raid under the pounding of a CHP helicopter and a flash bang helped San Luis Obispo sheriff's deputies nab a fugitive Thursday morning in Atascadero.

Marc Steele was taken into custody at a home on the 7000 block of Portola Road about 5 a.m. Spokesman Tony Cipolla confirmed that no shots were fired.

Cipolla said the 38-year-old Atascadero man had three active felony warrants, including assault with a deadly weapon for intentionally ramming his vehicle into a sheriff's patrol vehicle in December of last year.

Sheriff's investigators believe Steele was armed and using a video surveillance system at the home.

Multiple agencies assisted in the raid.


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