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Fresno man wanted for domestic violence arrested after trying to outrun Ceres Police
Brandon Dinning suspect
Brandon Dinning

A 30-year-old Fresno man who was wanted for two domestic violence felony warrants issued by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department and two misdemeanor domestic violence warrants – one issued by Modesto Police Department – after he tried to outrun Ceres Police early Tuesday, July 21.

At 12:38 a.m., Officer Adam Hall saw a Mitsubishi Eclipse speeding westbound on Hatch Road west of Central Avenue and attempted to catch up to it. The driver slowed down to pull into the parking lot of Les Schwab Tires where he spun his tires. As Officer Hall pulled into the lot, the driver accelerated back onto Hatch Road. Brandon Dinning, 30, of Fresno, ignored the lights and siren and sped off to the intersection of Hatch and Stonum roads where he made an abrupt northbound turn before stopping his vehicle. Dinning climbed out and ran northbound on Stonum Road and jumped the cyclone fence onto the John F. Kennedy School property. 

Officers quickly established a perimeter and called for the Stanislaus County Sheriff Department helicopter to help search for Dinning. He was eventually found hiding on the top of an awning attached to a building. Officer Nicolas Welsh ordered Dinning down and he was arrested. 

Dinning was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of evading a police officer and resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer.