Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

A felony warrant subject is in custody after leading deputies on a pursuit in the Blue Lake area.


On March 10, 2018, at about 11:00 p.m., a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy observed a yellow Toyota pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed on Hatchery Rd. in Blue Lake. The deputy attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver, identified as 33-year-old Kenneth Lane Sylvies-Pullen of Scotia, failed to yield, leading deputies on a pursuit through Blue Lake and onto Highway 299.

Pullen eventually stopped the vehicle on Maple Creek Rd. and fled into a nearby wooded area on foot. Deputies pursued and quickly apprehended Pullen.

Pullen was found to have two felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant for possession of a firearm within 10 years of conviction, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm and released from custody on a felony (HS 11370.1(A), PC 12022.1(B)), and reckless driving.

Pullen was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on his three warrants and fresh charges of evading a peace officer and violation of probation.