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Santa Maria Police Searching for Convicted Felon

Man led police on pursuit before getting away

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Police in Santa Maria are looking for a convicted felon who is on the run.

Officers were called out to the 300 block of York St. on Wednesday to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The car was a white pickup truck that had been stolen. When police got to the scene, the driver, Sergio Benny Castro, 32, sped away and led police on a pursuit.

Castro has an outstanding warrant for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

When officers caught up with the truck, Castro and two other passengers in the car fled on foot. Police caught one of the passengers, 27-year-old Alexander Trujillo who was wanted on a felony warrant.

Anyone with information about Castro's whereabouts should contact the Santa Maria Police Department at (805) 928-3781 .

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