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Two Sacramento men were arrested Monday afternoon after one of them beat a man in a home in Lincoln, then led officers on a chase that ended in Rocklin.

Christopher Lee Smith, 29, and Jasper William Daniel, 33, were arrested by Placer County Sheriff’s deputies and booked at the Placer County Jail in Auburn on charges that included assault with a deadly weapon, home invasion robbery, driving under the influence of drugs, being under the influence of a controlled substance, evasion, conspiracy and driving on a suspended license.


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The incident began at around 11:30 Monday morning, when the 65-year-old victim said a man entered his friend’s home in the 8200 block of McCourtney Road in Lincoln through an unlocked door. The victim was at his friend’s home while his friend was at work. The victim did not know the suspect, later determined to be Smith, whom he said was carrying a crowbar. A fight ensured and the victim grabbed a shotgun that the homeowner kept in the house. They struggled with the gun, which discharged into the front porch. The fight continued down the home’s exterior stairs, where Smith beat, choked and kicked the victim.

Smith fled to a waiting car, which was driven by Daniel, but the victim was able to get a description and license plate of the car. A Lincoln Police officer spotted the vehicle and the driver refused to yield. An 11-mile pursuit ended on Aspen Court in Rocklin, where the suspects stopped and gave up. The CHP helicopter crew also aided in the pursuit.

The victim was treated at the scene for injuries. Bail for Smith is set at $106,000 and he had three warrants from Sacramento County. Daniel’s bail is set at $160,000.