Trinity County man arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, assault with deadly weapon
Originally published 7-19-21 via Facebook
by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office:
“On July 16, 2021 at approximately 5:00 PM, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office received a report a vehicle versus a pedestrian collision, in the area of Lee Fong Park.
Deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers responded to the scene, at which time they located the injured pedestrian, as well as an unoccupied vehicle which had been high centered on some large rocks.
Prior to medical transport, the victim identified the suspect in the matter as having been Jason Ryan. The victim further indicated that Ryan had fled the scene on foot and had also intentionally struck him with the vehicle. The victim remains in stable condition at a local area hospital.
Deputies searched the area for Ryan, and located him at a nearby residence.
During an interview, Ryan identified himself as having been the driver of the vehicle. He also admitted to fleeing the scene and initially being dishonest with law enforcement, based on his fear of going to jail.
Ryan was placed under arrest for the below charges.
245(a)(1) PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
243(d) PC- Battery with Serious Bodily Injury
20001 VC- Felony Hit and Run
Ryan, Jason, DOB: 06/17/1982, of Weaverville, CA
Trinity County Sheriff’s Office
California Highway Patrol
Trinity County Life Support
Weaverville Fire Department”