[UPDATE 1:09 p.m. Photos of Arrest] Breaking News: Sexual Assault Suspect Captured
Sexual assault suspect, Markis Shirley, was captured about 10:30 this morning near 2500 California Street in Eureka.
Shirley was wanted for an assault which occurred in the early morning hours of October 4 at a downtown motel.
We’ll update with photos and more information about the arrest as soon as possible.
UPDATE 11:11 a.m.: According to Brittany Powell of the Eureka Police Department, “At 10:29, one of our officers spotted [Markis Shirley] walking on foot near the 2500 block of Union. He radioed for assistance. Other officers responded.” Powell said a “quick foot pursuit” was followed by Shirley’s capture at 10:35 a.m. He was arrested for sexual assault and is currently being booked into the Humboldt County Jail.
UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: Photos by Oliver Cory.
Update 1:09 p.m.: This is a press release from the Eureka Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 10/13/15 at about 10:29 a.m., an Officer with the Eureka Police Department spotted Markis Shirley walking near the 2500 block of Union Street. After a quick foot pursuit, Shirley was taken into custody near the 2500 block of California Street.
Shirley was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked for sexual assault.