According to Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten, California Highway Patrol Officers and MCSO deputies are currently attempting to locate a driver who fled on foot along Highway 101 north of Willits after a deputy attempted to pull him over.
Captain Van Patten explained a MCSO deputy attempted to stop a car after the driver threw a bottle out of the window and the driver fled. The driver stopped the vehicle in the area of Highway 101 near mile marker 53 in the area of Ryan’s creek and fled on foot.
The suspect is described as a white, male adult between 5′ 8”-5’10” wearing a tan sweatshirt, jeans, and a flat-billed hat, said Captain Van Patten.
Scanner traffic indicates pursuing officers found one loaded fire arm where he bailed down the hill.
UPDATE 11:32 a.m.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten told us that responding officers are starting to conclude the search without finding the individual.