Arraignment Delayed For Suspect In Sac Area CHP Officer Death

Authorities say the arraignment of the man charged in the death of California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Lucas Chellew is being postponed until Monday, February 27, at 1:30 p.m. in Sacramento Municipal Court.

Additional charges have been filed against 26-year-old Alberto Quiroz, though it was not confirmed that the change in charges is the reason for the postponement.  The Sacramento Sheriff's inmate website shows Quiroz has also been charged with evading a peace officer/driving opposite flow of traffic and receiving a known stolen vehicle. His bail was set at one million dollars.  The website also indicates Quiroz has an outstanding criminal warrant out of Placer County.

Alberto Quiroz, 26, of Sacramento, Photo courtesy Sacramento County Sheriff's Office

Investigators believe Quiroz was driving the motorcycle Chellew was chasing in South Sacramento when an accident took the 31-year-old officer's life Wednesday night. Quiroz was originally booked into the Sacramento County Jail on charges including felony evading, vehicle theft and felony resisting arrest.

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