Fugitive Recovery Agent Shoots Tire of Fleeing Drug Possession Suspect
When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered a Fugitive Recovery Agent had fired a shot at the tire of a misdemeanor warrant suspect, Sara Klein, as she attempted to flee in her vehicle. Klein was arrested for her warrant on misdemeanor drug charges. The Sheriff’s Department gathered information on the case and forwarded it to the District Attorney’s Office to see if they want to press charges against the agent.
According to Karges, the Fugitive Recovery Agent had pulled in behind Klein’s vehicle in a driveway-like area in order to keep her from fleeing. Karges explained, As “[t]he bondsman reportedly exited his vehicle to approach her vehicle, [Klein] reportedly tried to flee forward in the vehicle, but was unsuccessful due to vegetation and then she put the vehicle in reverse.”
The Fugitive Recovery Agent says he feared for his life as the woman put her car in reverse. “That’s when the bondsman discharged his weapon,” Karges said. When the car began reversing towards him, the Fugitive Recovery Agent fired a shot into her tire. Klein fled into the woods.
“He ended up chasing her through a nearby wooded area,” Karges, the spokesperson stated. “[Klein] was later apprehended by the Fugitive Recovery Agent and examined by medical personnel.” She was uninjured.
Karges explained that Klein said that she was afraid and trying to flee as she did not know he was a Fugitive Recovery Agent.
Although, Karges said, “The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t usually aide them in apprehending warrant subjects…The bail Fugitive Recovery Agents usually bring suspects into the jail themselves,” under the circumstances, the deputies booked Klein into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility themselves.
She was booked on two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
The original post used the term bail bondsman. We’ve now updated with the correct term–Fugitive Recovery Agent.