HCSO: Scotia man arrested on warrants after leading deputies on chase through Blue Lake


A Scotia man was arrested on a felony warrant Saturday after leading deputies on a pursuit in the Blue Lake area, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO).

On March 10 at 11 p.m., an HCSO deputy reportedly saw a yellow Toyota pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed on Hatchery Road in Blue Lake. The deputy attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver instead sped up, leading deputies on a pursuit through Blue Lake and onto Highway 299.

According to the HCSO, the driver was identified as 33-year-old Kenneth Lane Sylvies-Pullen of Scotia. Pullen eventually stopped the pickup on Maple Creek Road and ran into a naerby wooded area on-foot. Deputies pursued and quickly apprehended Pullen, who was found to have two felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest. The charges included possession of a firearm within 10 years of conviction, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm and released from custody on a felony, and finally, reckless driving.

Pullen was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on his three warrants and fresh charges of evading a peace officer and violation of probation, according to the HCSO.

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