Photo: arrest scene
Originally published as a Madera County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“On 08/14/2021 around 4am, MCSO Corporal Roth and Deputy Pursell were conducting routine patrol in the area of Road 426 and Oak Ridge Drive in Oakhurst when they observed an older model Chevrolet Blazer with various equipment violations.
Deputies attempted a vehicle stop, but the vehicle failed to yield to the sheriffs vehicle for almost two miles. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed unspent .223 ammunition, an assault rifle optic, methamphetamine, syringes, and prescription medication not prescribed to him.
44 year old Oakhurst resident Jacob Smith was arrested and booked for felony prohibited person in possession of ammunition, and multiple misdemeanor charges including failure to yield to a peace officer, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.
Sheriff Tyson Pogue, “Our mountain graveyard team continues to show their commitment to preserving the safety of our community while they sleep. I commend Corporal Roth and Deputy Pursell’s diligence and efforts to proactively patrol throughout their shift.”
FELONY ARREST IN OAKHURST was last modified: August 19th, 2021 by