Man involved in Donner Summit standoff arraigned
April 13, 2009
TRUCKEE ” The man who spent hours in a standoff with law enforcement last Wednesday on Interstate 80 is being arraigned today in Truckee.
Andrew Jason Rosas, who led a high-speed pursuit from Sacramento to Donner Summit on April 8, ending in a standoff with his wife and three children in the car near Soda Springs, was peacefully taken into custody and booked into Nevada County.
Today Rosas was appointed a public defender, arraigned, and a next court date was set for April 21, said Deputy District Attorney William Cornell.
Cornell said that while charges could be brought against Rosas in both Sacramento and Placer County, the case will be handled in Truckee.
Rosas is charged with felony evading, child endangerment, concealed weapon, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a deadly weapon, possession of a loaded firearm, and display of a firearm in a threatening manner.
Rosas’ past includes a 1994 conviction for running a “chop shop,” where stolen cars are sold for parts, a 2000 conviction for the manufacture of methamphetamines, and the 2008 charges set to go to trail for the manufacture of methamphetamines along with transportation for sale, Cornell said.