Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: 

A wanted felon was arrested in Manila after leading deputies on a foot pursuit.


On April 18, 2018, at about 1:15 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call from Manila residents reporting a suspicious subject entering and exiting a barn on the 200 block of Stamps Lane. Descriptions of the subject closely matched the appearance of wanted felony suspect, Aaron Ray Waggoner, 42, whom deputies were searching for in the area earlier in the day.

While checking the area for the subject, deputies observed Waggoner entering a vehicle. When deputies attempted to make contact with Waggoner, he fled on foot through multiple properties. Deputies located Waggoner hiding under a shed at a property on the 1800 block of Keye Street.

Waggoner was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on four felony warrants, in addition to fresh charges of carrying a concealed dirk or dagger and resisting a peace officer.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.