Man to stand trial on burglary, other charges

By From page A4 | September 27, 2012

FAIRFIELD — A man who police believe wrecked his car after a home burglary and a high-speed chase from Vacaville to Fairfield was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on four felony charges.

Jamel D. Brown, 28, was with William Foote and Edward Anderson on the morning of Jan. 19 when a neighbor spotted the trio carrying a safe, a big-screen TV and other property out of a Greentree Drive home and loading it into Brown’s Cadillac, according to police.

The neighbor called police and gave them a description of the Cadillac, which was spotted a few minutes later on Interstate 80, according to police testimony during Brown’s probable cause hearing.

When police tried to stop the Cadillac, it took off, sparking a high-speed chase through the streets of Vacaville and then back on the freeway. The chase ended with Brown crashing the Cadillac on the Air Base Parkway overpass. The trio fled the Cadillac. A manhunt turned up Foote and Anderson, but Brown was last seen running down Air Base Parkway and disappearing into an apartment complex.

Brown was arrested in February about the same time Foote disappeared after posting $50,000 bail. A bounty hunter thinks Foote, 29, may have fled to Tennessee and earlier this week Judge Wendy Getty gave the bail bond company until December to track him down and bring him back to Solano County.

Anderson, 29, took a plea deal for his role in the burglary, agreeing to an eight-year prison sentence.

Getty ordered Brown, who is out of jail with a $100,000 bail, to return to court Oct. 12 to be arraigned on charges of burglary, felony evading police, possessing stolen property and hit-and-run.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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