A high-speed pursuit involving a reported white supremacist started in Laguna Beach on Tuesday night and ended in Anaheim.
Darryl James Mason, 42, of Huntington Beach, failed to stop for police on the Corona del Mar (73) Freeway and led officers from multiple police departments and the California Highway Patrol through Irvine, the UC Irvine campus, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Santa Ana and ultimately Anaheim, where he was arrested for outstanding warrants and evading arrest, according to Laguna Beach police and CHP.
Laguna Beach police said they plan to add charges of terrorist threats and battery.
The incident began at 8:20 p.m. when a Laguna Beach woman called 911 call to report that Mason, her mother's ex-husband, was making a disturbance outside her home in the 21000 block of Stan's Lane.
Mason allegedly jumped out of the bushes and scared her when she had gotten home, Lt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email.
The woman believed Mason was intending to take the couple's 4-year-old son. She indicated that Mason was a member of Public Enemy Number One, a white supremacist gang, and was a mixed martial arts fighter and asked officers to arrive quickly. According to the dispatch log, the ex-wife told police he was possibly armed and dangerous.
A gray sedan took off when Laguna Beach police arrived at the home. An officer followed the vehicle onto eastbound Laguna Canyon Road, where the car sped up and a pursuit began, Kravetz said.
Shortly after the pursuit began, officers were told of two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.
CHP took over the pursuit while Mason was on the 73, Kravetz said. Laguna Beach police trailed the pursuit until its end in Anaheim.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Mason testified in 2007 for the prosecution in the murder trial of Scott "Scottish" Miller, a known Public Enemy member. At the time Mason said he'd been in prison 13 times and was a Public Enemy gang leader. He acknowledged on the stand that he had beaten people, stolen cars, been caught multiple times with methamphetamine and shot a man; the latter charge was dropped as self-defense.