Merced authorities arrest three after two pursuits

FRESNO, Calif.

Investigators say 25-year old /*Robert Koch*/, 25, and /*Tyler Mcever*/, 22, were passengers in a stolen car that crashed into a canal bank after a high speed chase with deputies in Dos Palos.

The driver, 26-year-old /*Thomas Turman*/, got away by swimming across the canal and carjacking another driver. Deputies finally caught up with him after yet another pursuit.

All three were booked for stealing cars.

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