Sunday, July 04, 2010

'Armed and dangerous' -- authorities arrest suspect in connection with Fortuna shooting

'Armed and dangerous' -- authorities arrest suspect in connection with Fortuna shooting
Authorities arrested a man Friday evening who is a suspect in an alleged shooting that occurred Friday morning.
Michael Alan Coen, 28, was arrested at 7:35 p.m. on Highway 36 near Van Duezen Street in Alton after a concerned citizen spotted the suspect and called authorities, according to Humboldt County Sheriff's Sgt. Ernie Stewart.

”We spotted the suspect and he ran,” said Stewart. “After a brief foot pursuit, we caught him.”
He was transpoted to the Humboldt County jail, where he was booked on charges of attempted murder, resisting arrest and a parole violation.

Stewart said additional charges are expected to be filed against Coen, but he declined to comment further.

Coen was the subject of a multi-agency manhunt Friday in connection with a shooting on the 3400 block of Hillras Way in Fortuna. An armed and dangerous warning regarding Coen was issued to the media.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office was notified at 8:15 a.m. Friday that a man was being treated for a gunshot wound at a local hospital. A short time later, the vehicle Coen was believed to be driving was spotted by the Fortuna Police Department. Fortuna police officers saw a man flee the white SUV after he parked it on Rocky Mountain Road, south of the Van Duzen River bridge, an earlier press release stated....

Charles Albert Kesselring, 24, was arrested on suspicion of battery on a peace officer, making threats against an executive officer, obstructing/resisting a peace officer, and a parole violation.


HCSO Press Release

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