Paso Robles robber leads police on 40 mile chase
October 15, 2013
A month after he was arrested for robbing a Paso Robles gas station, Azar Moore led police on a 40 mile chase from Fresno to Yosemite National Park.
In September, Moore robbed a Shell gas station on 24th Street in Paso Robles. He was arrested and booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on a robbery charge, as well as on an outstanding warrant for the revocation of his parole.
Moore plead no contest to the charges and was slated to spend three years in state prison. The court set his sentencing hearing for Nov. 14.
However, he may not be able to attend because he is detained in a Madera County jail.
On Oct. 10, Fresno police officers attempted to pull over a stolen car driven by Moore, 34. Moore, with Christie Asberry, 38, of Paso Robles in the Honda’s passenger seat, sped away from officers heading toward Yosemite, according to the Sierra Star.
Officers deployed spike strips across Highway 41 which blew out three tires on the vehicle. Moore than switched seats with Asberry and though the car slowed, it did not stop until it was throwing sparks from three rims.
More than a dozen officers drew their weapons and surrounded the vehicle. Asberry surrendered while Moore had a brief standoff with officers who shot out the driver’s side window.
Moore was arrested after he stepped out of the vehicle with a crack pipe in his hand. He was charged with driving under the influence, felony evading, possession of a controlled substance, being in possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.