Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Warrant Arrest, Says Sheriff’s Office

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 Sept. 11, 2018, at about 10:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of the 800 block of Eureka Street, in the county jurisdiction of Eureka.

Deputies contacted two subjects inside the vehicle. The passenger of the vehicle, 36-year-old Anthony James Pollette of Redway, gave deputies a false name. Deputies requested Pollette exit the vehicle and detained him while continuing to investigate. While detained, Pollette attempted to flee from deputies on foot.

Pollette was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on three felony warrants for battery on an emergency responder, resisting arrest, evading a peace officer and criminal threats. Pollette was also booked on fresh charges of possession of a billy club, false identification to a peace officer, resisting arrest, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and revocation of probation. His bail is set at $125,000.

The driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Kayla Austin of Redway, was cited and released on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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