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South Santa Rosa manhunt ends in arrest of wanted man

A Santa Rosa man wanted on an arrest warrant ran from sheriff's deputies Friday morning, resulting in a a search south of town and the lockdown of an elementary school.

Sonoma County sheriff's deputies found suspect Dominic Orr, 26, hiding in tall grass off of Santa Rosa Avenue, said Sgt. Ray Basurto.

Deputies spotted Orr near the avenue Friday morning. Knowing he was wanted, they attempted to take him into custody but he ran, Basurto said.

Deputies set up a perimeter in the southern part of the avenue and brought in a police dog and the sheriff's helicopter to help.

Orr was was found at about 10:15 a.m. and gave up without incident.

Officials at nearby Taylor Mountain Elementary School on Bellevue Avenue locked down the south Santa Rosa campus during the search.

"I saw the helicopter flying overhead and after the second go-round, I made the call to put everybody inside, just to be safe," Principal Beth Wilson said.

She said sheriff's officials told her they were searching for someone, but she didn't have further details.

Taylor Mountain is a K-6 school on Bellevue Avenue with about 500 students.


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