Humboldt County Man Arrested for Alleged Criminal Threats in Suspected Road Rage Incident
A Humboldt County man has been arrested for allegedly making criminal threats in what authorities are describing as a road rage incident.
According to a press release, Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alleged road rage incident on the 900 block of U.S. Highway 101 near Cooks Valley just before noon on Saturday, September 23. Two victims reported that while driving northbound on Highway 101, they were tailgated by a pickup truck. In response, the victims reportedly made an insulting gesture at the truck’s driver.
The driver of the pickup truck then allegedly maneuvered behind the victims’ vehicle, tailgating it until both vehicles reached a business in the area where they came to a stop. At that point the suspect, identified as 61-year-old Jody Shannon Collins, exited his vehicle and allegedly began yelling threats at the victims, including making threats to kill them.
Afterward, Collins got back into his truck and fled the scene northbound on Highway 101.
The victims managed to capture a photograph of Collins’ vehicle and its license plate. Deputies later located the vehicle approximately one mile south of Benbow and conducted a traffic stop.
Collins was then arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on suspicion of making criminal threats.