On 11-26-2014 at about 10:45 am a Humboldt Deputy Sheriff conducted a vehicle investigation on a vehicle parked in the 1600 block of Scenic Drive, Trinidad. The vehicle was occupied by a subject identified as Neal W. Hagerty, age 51. The Deputy learned that Hagerty had a misdemeanor petty theft warrant issued for his arrest. Bail on the warrant was set at $5,000.
When the Deputy advised Hagerty of the warrant, Hagerty took off running northbound on Scenic Drive in an attempt to avoid arrest. The Deputy pursued Hagerty until he saw Hagerty run off the road and down a steep embankment. Hagerty ended up falling in the process which resulted in a significant injury to his right foot.
The Coast Guard Helicopter was dispatched to the scene and Hagerty was air lifted to Mad River Community Hospital. Hagerty was treated for an open fracture/dislocation of his right ankle. It was further determined that Hagerty would need to be transported to an out of the area hospital for additional treatment of his injury.
Hagerty was issued a notice to appear on his warrant and released from custody at the hospital.
Michael T. Downey,