One arrested, one at large in armed robbery

One arrested, one at large in armed robbery

A call concerning a possible armed robbery came in to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office on December 8 around 5:30 p.m. from the Willits Police Department.

The details included the possible brandishing of a weapon and theft of marijuana by a male who fled in a black Toyota 4-Runner, with a white SUV chasing it.

Several law enforcement personnel went looking for the 4-Runner. A Lake County Investigator called in that he was following behind the fleeing vehicle in Willits.

WPD officers and deputies from the MCSO conducted a traffic stop on the 4-Runner on Highway 101. The suspect then took off once more, now at speeds exceeding 100 m.p.h.

Next, the suspect was located in Laytonville, where he “collided with a large Christmas Tree and the east side wall of a business.”

Two people in the now-disabled vehicle jumped out and fled on foot.

With the help of K-9 Bo, Christian Izac Flores was apprehended 3 miles away, although he at first gave law enforcement a false name.

The vehicle contained packaged marijuana.

While Flores was arrested for numerous charges, his unnamed accomplice remains at large.

He is described as  “a white male adult, wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and a dark colored beanie cap.  The outstanding subject has a sleeve tattoo on his left arm extending down to the wrist where an image of a female holding a $100 bill with an image of a bridge exists.”

One arrested, one at large in armed robbery was last modified: December 11th, 2020 by admin
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