The following is an updated press released from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 10-14-2020 at about 7:07 P.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle associated with a potential prowler in the 2900 block of West Lake Mendocino Drive Ukiah, California.
Deputies arrived in the area and attempted to contact an adult male seated inside a white Honda Civic. As the Deputy approached the vehicle it accelerated away quickly.
The Deputies pursued after the vehicle as it traveled recklessly on numerous county streets/roads.
During the pursuit, the vehicle went off the roadway in the 5000 block of North State Street striking a small tree branch before becoming disabled on the passenger side of the vehicle.
The driver, Jacob Silverman, exited the vehicle and after a short foot pursuit Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to arrest Silverman.
Silverman was subsequently medically cleared at a local hospital.
Silverman was then transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked on charges of 2800.2 CVC [Felony Reckless Driving] and 148 PC [Resisting or Delaying a Peace Officer].
Silverman was to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.