Update: According to Lodi Police Department, McMahan was riding a stolen Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Highway 99 reaching speeds of 90-95 mph.

"Calaveras County (Sheriff's Office) called and indicated that the suspect was possibly in the city of Lodi," stated Sgt. Tim Fritz, with Lodi PD. "They gave us the information regarding the stolen Harley, and one of our officers located that vehicle."

The pursuit began at 6:40 p.m., July 11, after Lodi PD spotted the burgundy Harley, which had been stolen in Valley Springs. Other officers joined the pursuit, which took them east through the town of Lodi and onto Highway 99. California Highway Patrol took over the pursuit near Mack Road and Highway 99.

"We took it over as it entered Sacramento County in the Elk Grove area," said Sgt. Scott Baland, with Sacramento CHP. "(The pursuit) continued on using all lanes at about 70 to 90 mph in light traffic."

McMahan stopped at the westbound Highway 50 at 16th Street in Sacramento and turned himself in to CHP.

"(Pursuing officers) said it looked like he ran out of gas," said Sgt. Scott.

McMahan was booked into the Sacramento County Jail.

Previous Update: The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office named Gary F. McMahan, 31, as a person of interest wanted for questioning in the investigation of a murder that took place on the 200 block of Stanley Road in West Point Tuesday.

45-year-old Norman Gresham III was killed, and a 37-year-old woman was seriously injured in the incident.

McMahan is 6 feet 3 inches tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes and a medium complexion. His head may be shaved, but he may alter his hair with a wig or by some other means, the Sheriff’s Office said. He has been known to have a goatee in the past.

The Sheriff’s Office said McMahan has two confirmed out of county felony warrants for his arrest and is considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone sees him, the Sheriff’s Office recommends not attempting to detain him.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 754-6500 or the anonymous tip line at 754-6030.

Original story: The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday its detectives determined the death of a West Point man Tuesday was a homicide.

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office detectives worked through the night investigating what was deemed a “suspicious death” in West Point.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday. Upon their arrival at 200 block Stanley Road, officers found a 45-year-old man and 37-year-old woman unconscious and bleeding.

Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chris Hewitt said a man was pronounced dead, and the woman was transported to a hospital for treatment.

“The (woman) is still alive, as far as I know,” Hewitt said Wednesday morning. “Detectives were out all night.”

The relationship between the two injured people was not known as of Wednesday.

“The neighbors found them,” Hewitt continued. “I’m hoping for an update on this case within an hour or two.”

Neighbors, who were on alert Tuesday, said they had not been told if a suspected killer was still in the area. Reports indicate a middle-aged man lived in the house alone.

“This investigation is fluid and ongoing,” Hewitt said, “and investigators continue to conduct interviews and process the scene for evidence.”

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 754-6500 or the anonymous tip line at 754-6030.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.


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