On June 14, 2018, at about 9 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol in McKinleyville observed a vehicle associated with a wanted felony warrant subject traveling east on School Road.
The deputy followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the 1000 block of Murray Road. The driver, felony warrant subject Christopher Andrew Simpson, 35, of McKinleyville, was arrested on his felony warrant. Two other occupants of the vehicle were detained.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies located an unregistered firearm with a loaded high capacity magazine, Xanax pills, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Simpson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on his no-bail felony warrant for the following charges: felon in possession of a firearm, reckless driving and use of a controlled substance. Simpson was also booked on fresh charges of: convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a high-capacity magazine, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of a controlled substance, prohibited person in possession of ammunition and violation of probation.
The two other occupants of the vehicle were released at the scene.
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.