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Date Released: 8/9/2013
Subject: Pursuit-Wanted Suspect
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201304049
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Fieldbrook

On 08-8-2013, at approximately 8:20 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to the 3600 block of Fieldbrook Road, Fieldbrook in regards to a report of a suspicious vehicle. When the deputy arrived in the area he saw a gold and black 1999 Suburban in the area. When the drove behind the Suburban it immediately sped away at a high rate of speed northbound on Fieldbrook Road driving 60 mph in a 25 mph zone. The deputy initiated a pursuit of the vehicle, which immediately sped up to over 90 mph. The vehicle suddenly slowed about two miles down the road and turned onto Buckman Trail Road. As the vehicle turned it almost ran over two bicyclists causing one to fall into a ditch. The deputy followed the Suburban on Buckman Trail Road to the 200 block where it drove into a fence after skidding to a sudden stop. The driver immediately jumped out of the car, jumped over a fence and ran into the woods and disappeared. The deputy was able to get a good look at the driver. The deputy was able to identify the driver of the vehicle as William Robert Combs, 25 years old from McKinleyville. A be-on-the lookout has been issued to area law enforcement for Combs who is wanted for felony evasion of a police officer. He is further described as follows:

William Combs, 25 years old, white male, brown hair, hazel eyes, 5’9” tall, 150 lbs

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Mike Downey




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