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Man With Felony Arrest Warrant for Kidnapping Arrested After Police Pursuit North of Willits


The following is a press release issued by 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 03-15-2022 a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy contacted Jack Waldrop who was sleeping in the drivers seat of a pickup truck parked in the 200 block of Sherwood Road in Willits, California. 

The pickup truck was running and parked along side of the road and partially blocking the southbound traffic lane.

The Deputy contacted Waldrop and asked him for his drivers license, Waldrop refused and sped away in the vehicle.  The Deputy pursued Waldrop as he proceeded to drive towards the city of Willits in a reckless manner.  

Waldrop eventually drove back towards Sherwood Road with Deputies in pursuit and traveled approximately another 10-12 miles north on Sherwood Road.  Waldrop eventually stopped at the intersection of Sherwood Road and Sherwood-Laytonville Cut-Off Road.  

Waldrop exited his vehicle and was taken into custody for evading. 

A wants/warrants check was conducted and Deputies learned Waldrop had an outstanding nationwide extradition felony arrest warrant from the State of Washington for first degree kidnapping. 

Deputies noticed Waldrop exhibited symptoms of alcohol intoxication and was also arrested for DUI (23152(a) VC).

Waldrop was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of  $535,000.00 bail.

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