Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 2800.2 PC: Felony Evading. 1203.2 PC: Violation of Probation. Felony warrant for Kidnapping and Domestic violence.
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2800.2 PC: Felony Evading. 1203.2 PC: Violation of Probation. Felony warrant for Kidnapping and Domestic violence.
100 Block of Talmage Rd, Ukiah Calif.
When: Date: 02/04/2013 Time: 2252 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: State of California Ukiah, CA
Victim #2: Adult Female 39 Ukiah Ukiah, CA
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: William Jackson IV 33 Transient Potter Valley, CA
Written by: Sergeant James VanHagen
Synopsis: On 02/04/2013 at approximately 2252 hours Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were on routine patrol near the 100 block of Talmage Road when they observed a Green Honda Accord fail to stop at a posted stop sign.

The Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop but the driver of the vehicle accelerated and sped away from them. The Deputies activated their emergency lights with siren and pursued after the vehicle.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol and Ukiah Police Department joined the pursuit as the vehicle entered onto northbound Highway 101, from Talmage Road.

The vehicle fled from the Deputies at speeds reaching 100 miles per hour. The Deputies and CHP Officers followed the vehicle northbound on Highway 101 and then eastbound onto Highway 20.

The vehicle passed other vehicles by crossing into an oncoming lane of traffic and also weaved unsafely at times.

The vehicle later turned northbound onto Potter Valley Road and reached speeds of 65 miles per hour while still evading law enforcement personnel.

The vehicle later turned northbound onto Eel River Road and continued until it reached Van Arsdale Road and then turned onto Old Logging Road.

A short time later the vehicle turned onto a riverbank access road and drove into the water of the Eel River.

The driver, later identified as William Jackson IV, jumped from the vehicle and ran through the river attempting to escape the pursuing Deputies and CHP Officers.

CHP Officers were able to apprehend Jackson after a short foot pursuit and arrested him without further incident.

Jackson was wanted on an outstanding Mendocino County felony arrest warrant for kidnapping and domestic battery and was also on formal felony probation out of Santa Clara County for domestic battery.

Jackson was transported and booked into the Mendocino County Jail for the outstanding arrest warrant, for violation of his probation (1203.2 PC) and felony evading of law enforcement (2800.2 CVC).

Jackson was to be held on a NO BAIL status because of the probation violation charge.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten