HOOPA, CA. – A wanted assault suspect and a teenage are arrested following a pursuit in Hoopa.
Wanted 32-year-old Cory Michael Nelson was spotted by Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies Wednesday around 2:30 near Boozer Lane and Highway 96 in a blue truck.
He sped south on Shoemaker Road inciting a pursuit.
Nelson turned onto Telescope Road, where he pulled over.
Backup arrived, and in the truck, deputies found four boxes of ammunition and five pounds of marijuana.
Deputies also found a handgun on Shoemaker Road they believe was thrown out of the truck.
Nelson was arrested on the following charges:
- felon in possession of ammunition
- felon in possession of a firearm
- carrying a loaded firearm in a public place
- possession of stolen property
- flight from a traffic officer
- hit and run with injury
- assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm
His passenger, 19-year-old Nathaniel Heath Edwards, was also arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place and possession of stolen property.