Photo: Michael Richard Willey
HAYFORK – On Wednesday morning two TCSD deputies attempted to make a stop of an ATV they had spotted as it drove north on Highway 3.
The driver became a suspect when he sped away at a high rate of speed. The chase continued onto Carr Creek Road and then the suspect abandoned the ATV after several miles and ran into the woods.
Authorities gathered and set up a perimeter in order to find the fleeing ATV driver.
Along with members of the CHP and US Forest Service, K9 Johnny assisted in the search. It wasn’t long before Johnny located 28-year-old Michael Richard Willey.
Willey was charged with evading a police officer, obstructing, operating a vehicle without a license, expired registration and operating a vehicle without insurance. No word on the amount of his bail.