California Highway Patrol officers arrested two men in Garberville during a traffic stop. One of the men had outstanding felony warrants from Virginia.
CHP officer J. Taylor said Demetrius Shaddai Lee was taken into custody at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the intersection of Redwood Drive and West Coast Road after authorities smelled marijuana coming from the car.
"We pulled Lee and Johnathan Mathew Jones, the driver, out of the car and ran a warrants check on him, and that’s how we got him," Taylor said. "Lee’s two felony warrants are for burglary and grand larceny and failure to appear on those charges from Prince William County, Virginia."
Prince William County Police Department’s public safety records assistant Iris Maldonado said the warrant for burglary and grand larceny is from August 2013, and the failure to appear is from December 2013.
"After he goes to an extradition hearing, the sheriff’s office will need to let us know if he is going to waive the extradition charges or if he is going to fight them," Maldonado said. "Either way, we’ll need to be informed so we can come get him or start the governor’s warrant."
Lee was booked into Humboldt County jail on a no bail status, according to Taylor.
Jones was arrested on suspicion of threats against a peace officer, possession of a substance resembling hash oil, possession of more than one ounce of marijuana, being an unlicensed driver and having no proof of insurance. Jones’ bail was set for $50,000, but it was posted the next morning, according to jail officer Tom Wattle.