Suspect Dies While Being Subdued by Mendocino Deputies and CHP

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On 11-26-2014 at 12:13 PM the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a person who wanted to report that they had been the victim of a robbery in the 200 block of Main Street in Point Arena, California.

Due to Deputies being located in Fort Bragg a telephone call was made to the victim prior to the Deputies responding to Point Arena.

During the phone conversation the Deputies learned the victim had been confronted by a white male adult while standing in a business parking lot in the 200 block of Main Street.

During the confrontation the white male adult robbed the victim of a diaper bag in his possession and threw large rocks at the victim almost striking them.

The information of the incident was broadcasted to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) who had an officer working near Point Arena.

The CHP Officer located the white male adult, later identified as Daniel Cedar Saulsbury, near the scene of the robbery.

When the CHP Officer attempted to detain Saulsbury a foot chase ensued mixed with moments of active resistance by Saulsbury.

The CHP Officer requested emergency assistance via their radio while Deputies were responding to Point Arena.

Deputies arrived in Point Arena several minutes later and assisted in apprehending an actively resisting Saulsbury on Mill Street in Point Arena.

During the attempts to apprehend Saulsbury the CHP Officer and two Deputies deployed their issued TASER weapons.

Shortly after being apprehended Saulsbury began to show signs of medical distress.

Medical aid was immediately rendered by medical personnel who had been summoned to the scene just after Saulsbury’s apprehension.

Saulsbury was subsequently pronounced dead after live-saving efforts were unsuccessful.

As a result of Saulsbury’s death, the Mendocino County Officer Involved Fatal Protocol was initiated and the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office assumed jurisdiction over the investigation into the incident.

Any inquires into this incident are being referred to the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office.

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