The Handcuffed Suspect Who Fled Last Week Was Captured
Last week Michael Otis Springs was handcuffed after being detained for burglarizing the Trinidad Water Treatment Plant. He managed to flee while in handcuffs. Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office arrested him near Orick and they recovered the handcuffs…(See press release below.)
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at about 10:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a transient camp in Orick for the arrest of Michael Otis Springs. Springs was arrested without incident and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. He was booked for PC459 – Burglary, PC836.6(b) – Escape/attempt escape after arrest, PC496(a) – Buy/receive stolen property less than $950, PC488 – Petty Theft, PC148(a)(1) – Otherwise resist public officer, and PC148.9(a) – False Identification to peace officer.
Springs’ bail has been set at $25,000. The handcuffs he originally escaped in were recovered.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.