On March 7, 2022, at about 2:33 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area of New Navy Base Road observed suspicious vehicle activity in the Samoa Dunes area.
The deputy contacted three individuals, one of whom, 42-year-old William Lee Nicholson, was found to have multiple warrants for his arrest. As deputies went to take Nicholson into custody, Nicholson fled. Deputies located Nicholson hiding in the dunes nearby and he was taken into custody without further incident.
Nicholson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on fresh charges of resisting a peace officer (PC 148(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)(2)), in addition to warrant charges of driving on a suspended license (VC 14501.2(a)), failure to provide evidence of vehicle registration (VC 4000(a)(1)), failure to provide evidence of vehicle insurance (VC 16028(a)) and violation of mandatory supervision.
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.
William Lee Nicholson Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility