A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush
Nothing like an early Sunday morning chase at the crack of dawn to freshen the spirit and revitalize the senses.
They culprits didn’t get far. In fact, they barely got out the door.
15 minutes after sunrise this morning– or at approximately 7:15 a.m.– officers with the Fortuna Police Department responded to a residence in the 800 block of O Street to serve a search warrant for two individuals wanted for numerous outstanding warrants, FPD said.
Officers were met at the front door by the female owner of the residence. She was duly advised of the search warrant.
While at the front door of the residence, one of the suspects, Christopher Shane Cooper, age 31 from Fortuna, attempted to flee out a side door of the residence. Mr. Cooper was apprehended by officers.
The second subject, Franklin Tyler Whilden, age 30 and also from Fortuna, attempted to flee from the front of the residence. Mr. Whilden was also apprehended by FPD officers in short order.
Cooper was arrested for two outstanding felony warrants and two misdemeanor warrants. He was booked into the Humboldt County Jail.
Whilden was arrested for two felony warrants, one misdemeanor warrant, and also lodged into the Humboldt County Jail.
Both ended up going to the pokey. The officers, however, went out for coffee and donuts.
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(Posted by Skippy Massey)