On Feb. 27, 2022, at about 3:07 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a suspicious vehicle investigation in the area of Tish Tang Road and Highway 96, near Hoopa.
During this investigation, the vehicle fled from deputies and a pursuit ensued. Deputies pursued the vehicle for approximately 20 minutes, with the assistance of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department. The vehicle yielded on Mill Creek Road and the driver of the vehicle, 40-year-old Charles Albert Kelley, was taken into custody. An adult female passenger was given a courtesy transport to Willow Creek where she was then released.
Kelley was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of evading a peace officer (VC 2800.2).
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department for their assistance with this investigation.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
Charles Albert Kelley Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility