YREKA, Calif — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for a suspect deemed potentially armed and dangerous, after a deputy was assaulted.
On Friday, the Sheriff’s office shared on Facebook that its looking for 26-year-old Justin Edward Maughs. It says the suspect ran after a deputy was assaulted during a traffic stop near Evergreen Lane and Shasta Avenue.
Maughs is described as a 26-year-old white male, 5’10”, 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. The Sheriff’s office says he was wearing a camo flat brimmed hat, a read t-shirt, and grey sweatpants.
Siskiyou County Sheriff’s say to not approach the suspect if seen, and immediately call 9-1-1.
This remains a developing story and more details will be released as it emerges.