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Suspect, Wanted in Connection With Kidnapping, Leads Authorities on Chase

A suspect wanted in connection with a kidnapping lead authorities on a pursuit through North San Diego County before he was taken into custody, according to San Diego Sheriff's Officials (SDSO). 

The pursuit began around 10:23 a.m. Tuesday in Valley Center; the suspect lead deputies through back roads off the 395, over towards Vista on Gopher Canyon Road. 

Fugitive Task Force officials attempted to stop Brian Leigh, 53, wanted in connection with a kidnapping. 

As the pursuit went through risky terrain, vehicles backed off, but the Sheriff's ASTREA copter remained overhead to purse the suspect. 

At one point, deputies laid out a spike strip, but it did not stop him. 

The pursuit ended near Bonsall, when Leigh drove his car through brush, deputies said.

Deputies say Leigh resisted arrest and suffered minor injuries, including a bump to the head. Two other members of law enforcement also suffered minor injuries: scrapes and bruises. 

Leigh was taken into custody. No one was reported to be with him. 

It was unclear if Leigh was armed. 

No other information was immediately available.

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