Update: 36 year-old Dennis Barnes of Fresno is wanted for violating his parole. When Officers attempted to arrest him, he drove off, colliding with at least 2 other uninvolved vehicles.— Clovis Police (CA) (@ClovisPolice_CA) January 6, 2022
(Correction from original post- a law enforcement vehicle was not hit)…
Police were trying to stop 36-year-old Dennis Barnes in a black Dodge Challenger near Barstow and Clovis Avenues just after 4 pm.
Investigators say when officers tried to arrest him, he took off and hit two other vehicles.
Barnes abandoned his car near Highway 41 and Bullard Avenue. Officers are now searching the area for him.
Police say Barnes is a wanted for violating his parole. He now also faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
It wasn't immediately clear if anyone was injured the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Clovis Police Department.
Editor's Note: Authorities have updated released information to indicate a law enforcement vehicle was not hit during this chase. .Our story has been edited in reflection of that update.