Saturday, September 23, 2023

Slow-Speed Police Pursuit Ends at Gunpoint on Sherwood Road

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

A slow-speed police pursuit on rural Sherwood Road north of Willits ended this evening at 9:24 p.m.

The vehicle finally stopped on the 32000 block of Sherwood Road and officers detained the driver at gunpoint. A field sobriety test was also requested to the scene.

Initial information gathered about the driver indicates he is out of Washington along with other occupants of the vehicle. He reportedly has a nationwide extradition warrant for kidnapping and his Washington driver’s license has been suspended/revoked in the past.

Scanner traffic indicated the pursuit began at approximately 9:00 p.m. and during the pursuit, the driver reached 45 miles per hour, and crossed double yellow lines.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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  1. Well glad they got him! One jerk off the road and out of the public. Hopefully now he gets time. Last thing we need is some guy here that is running from kidnapping charges. Cause he will get brave and do it again.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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