A Calexico man wanted on suspicion of attempted murder narrowly escaped capture by Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies April 11 when he was pulled over on a traffic violation.
Michael "Suni" Bañuelos Sr., 42, of Calexico, who is wanted in connection with the March 4 shooting of 23-year-old Julio Perez, was stopped by deputies near Modesto while driving a 1965 Chevy Impala registered to Bañuelos and his wife, according to Calexico police Lt. Jill Tangedal.
Bañuelos' son, Michael "Peanut" Bañuelos Jr., 21, of Calexico, also is wanted on suspicion of attempted murder, for being an accessory and on a probation violation. Both men remained at-large Saturday, Tangedal said.
The elder Bañuelos, when pulled over by Stanislaus deputies, fled on foot and was chased into a residential neighborhood before getting away, Tangedal said. His car, however, was impounded by sheriff's officials.