Modestan, 22, given two years for burglary, auto theft

Cameron Glen Radabaugh, 22, of Modesto got two years in prison after being convicted of residential burglary, auto theft, evading a peace officer and resisting arrest.

About 3 p.m. Aug. 27, a deputy was dispatched to a call of a residential burglary that had occurred earlier that morning in Ceres. The burglar had stolen gold and silver jewelry.

During the investigation, a fingerprint recovered in the master bedroom of the home was identified as belonging to Radabaugh. An arrest warrant was issued for Radabaugh.

At 11 p.m. Sept. 22 in Keyes, an officer saw Radabaugh driving a white 1987 Acura Legend that had been reported stolen in Ceres. When the officer tried to perform a traffic stop, Radabaugh accelerated away at more than 100 mph in a 45 mph zone, ignoring several stop signs and traffic lights.

Radabaugh eventually pulled over and was arrested. He claimed a friend gave him the car but he had no contact information for this friend. Radabaugh also said he had used methamphetamine earlier that evening.

Related stories from Merced Sun-Star