A Susanville man with two felony warrants was taken into custody last Thursday after an observant police officer spotted him driving a vehicle which was exiting a parking lot in the 700 block of Ash street.
According to Police Lieutenant Matt Wood, 27 year-old Marvin Tucker Hefner was attempting to exit the parking lot when he saw the officer and backed the vehicle into a parking space.
“The officer exited his vehicle and drew his department issued firearm, pointed it at Hefner and ordered him out of the vehicle while keeping his hands visible,” explained Lieutenant Wood, “Hefner got out of the vehicle then fled the scene eastbound in an attempt to evade the officer.”
Police pursued Hefner across Hall Street and onto Pilcher Street where he was ultimately taken into custody.
Hefner was arrested and booked into the Lassen County Jail on the two felony warrants as well as multiple new charges including possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled prescription drug without a prescription, possession of a syringe, delaying or obstructing a peace officer and violation of the conditions of his Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) Program. Hefner was held without bail due to his PRCS status.
The Susanville Police Department thanked the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance during this incident.
The case has been referred to the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.