On Feb. 13, 2023, at about 6:31 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a business on the 1100 block of Redway Drive in Redway for the report of a man trespassing on the property.
A deputy arrived at the business and learned that a male suspect, later identified as 37-year-old Alexander Wade Lyon, had been seen forcing entry into a shed on the property and was still inside upon deputy arrival. When the deputy attempted to take Lyon into custody, Lyon fled into a nearby wooded area.
While the deputy continued the investigation, Lyon again reappeared at the business but fled when the deputy attempted to contact him. The deputy pursued Lyon into the wooded area, and a brief struggle occurred while the deputy attempted to apprehend Lyon. Lyon was able to break free from the deputy and fled.
Deputies continued to canvas the area throughout the day in an attempt to locate Lyon. At about 1:02 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received information that a male matching Lyon’s description was spotted in a gulch in the area of Orchard Lane. Deputies searched the area and located Lyon on Riverview Lane. He was taken into custody after another foot pursuit. During a search of Lyon, deputies located approximately 1.8 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Lyon was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of trespassing (PC 602(m)), resisting a peace officer (PC 148(a)(1)), false identification to a peace officer (PC 148.9(a)), possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)), possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)(2)), in addition to warrant charges of burglary (PC 459/461(a)), violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)(2)), committing a felony with a previous felony conviction (PC 667(b)-(i)) and parole revocation (PC 3000.08(f)).
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.
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Alexander Wade Lyon Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility