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Alleged white supremacist arrested after high-speed chase

February 22, 2012 | 11:32 am

A high-speed pursuit involving a reported white supremacist gang member started in Laguna Beach on Tuesday night and ended in Anaheim.

Darryl James Mason, 42, of Huntington Beach, failed to stop for police on the Corona del Mar (73) Freeway and led officers from multiple police departments and the California Highway Patrol through Irvine, the UC Irvine campus, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Santa Ana and ultimately Anaheim, where he was arrested on outstanding warrants and suspicion of evading arrest, according to Laguna Beach police and CHP.

Laguna Beach police said they plan to ask for additional charges of terrorist threats and battery.

The incident began at 8:20 p.m. when a Laguna Beach woman called 911 to report Mason, her former husband, was making a disturbance outside her home in the 21000 block of Stans Lane.

Mason allegedly jumped out of the bushes and scared her when she had gotten home, Lt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email. The woman believed Mason was intending to take their 4-year-old son. She indicated that Mason was a member of the Public Enemy Number One white supremacist gang and was a mixed martial arts fighter and asked officers to arrive quickly.

According to a Los Angeles Times article, Mason testified in 2007 for the prosecution in the murder trial of Scott "Scottish" Miller, a known Public Enemy member.

At the time, Mason said he'd been in prison 13 times and was a Public Enemy gang leader. He acknowledged on the stand that he had beaten people, stolen cars, been caught multiple times with methamphetamine and shot a man; the latter charge was dropped as self-defense.


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