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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 9A Meals on wheels As has become a decades old tradition for Thanksgiving and again for Christmas, Safeway teams up with the Quincy Rotary Club to provide holiday meals to several senior citizens in the Quincy area. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, Rotary representatives Doug Ely, Herschel Beail, Mike Beatty, Mike Flanigan, Steve King, Mike Taborski and Toni Thomas were set to start delivering the Thanksgiving meal to a list of recipients whose names and addresses were provided by the Senior Nutrition program. The traditional turkey dinner Was prepared by Safeway under the direction of store manager Richard Duncan, right. Photo submitted il Took and crashed three vehicles Debra Moore Staff Writer Robert Wayne Cooper Jr., 33, the man who led law enforcement in a high speed chase through Quincy on Nov. 18 pled not guilty to all charges stemming from the incident in Plumas County Superior Court on Nov. 23. Cooper of Salem, Oregon, allegedly stole three vehicles and subsequently crashed each of them in a spree that began in Reno and ended west of Quincy. Cooper is charged with eight felonies: evasion causing injury; leaving the scene of an accident; two counts of driving under the influence and causing injury; three counts of vehicle theft and possession of a firearm by a felon. Public defender Bill Abramson has been appointed to represent Cooper, who waived his right to a speedy trial and will return to court Dec. 11 for a pretrial conference. Cooper is in custody in the Plumas County jail. Another public defender, Doug Prouty, is representing co-defendant Tara Faye Corey, 24, also of Salem, who was injured in the final crash. Corey also entered a not guilty plea and waived her right to a speedy trial. According to District Attorney David Hollister, she was released on her own recognizance with conditions that she be subject to search, and waive extradition if she leaves the state and then fails to appear. A third woman, 25-year-old Natoni Cunningham of Salem, was in the first vehicle that crashed in Cromberg and has not been charged. When Cooper and Corey left the scene of that incident, she didn't accompany them. www,plumasnews,com How it unfolded The first indication that something was amiss came neared Quincy but it failed following a 3 a.m. crash in to yield, speeding through the Cromberg area near Gill town, first turning right on Ranch Road. Quincy Junction Road, then Cooper and the two left on Chandler Road, women were in a 1992 before re-entering Highway Honda Accord that was 70, continuing westbound. reported stolen in Reno. Cooper almost After the crash, Cooper and immediately lost control of Corey took a Ford Explorer the Yukon and crashed a that was parked nearby, third vehicle within three The duo headed back hours. toward Reno, but crashed Both Cooper and Corey that vehicle in Cromberg as were arrested and then well. , transported to Plumas They then stole a GMC District Hospital to be Yukon parked near the treated for injuries Golden Coach RV Park. A sustained in the crashes. witness called 911 to report Cunningham was also the incident and told brought to the hospital dispatch that the vehicle following questioning by was headed west toward law enforcement. Quincy at a high rate of speed. Managing Editor Dan A CHP unit attempted to McDonald contributed to pull the Yukon over as it this report. Come see us during Sparkle I on 4 TOY STORE LittLe people I Join us for Sparkle, as Plumas Club Presents 1 muchmore/siust i CLICK AWAY SATURDAY HOURS, 9:30 Sparkle Party Dec. 4 2 DJ's Lounge 7-10 Sportsbar 10-2 Drink Specials! SPORTS BAR LOUNGE ,~lain St, Quincy, ( i