A man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle reportedly shot upward of eight rounds from a firearm in the area of Valley Vista Drive in Kirkwood on Monday afternoon before leading sheriff’s deputies on a chase through Corning.
The report of shots fired came to the Tehama County Sheriff’s dispatch around 4:13 p.m., from Valley Vista Drive residents Sander James Anderson and Michelle Margaret Tedrick, both 50-years-old, stating a man, later identified as Clayton Shane Humphrey, 37, of Corning, on a black and red Harley had fired the rounds.
The motorcycle was seen at the Econolodge on Highway 99W in Corning, and then located by sheriff’s deputies on Highway 99W near Olivewood Drive.
Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on the motorcycle, but the driver, Humphrey, allegedly failed to yield and fled at speeds reaching 100 mph in the Corning area with deputies in pursuit, reported the sheriff’s office.
Humphrey allegedly tossed a firearm in the area of Olivewood as he fled.
The motorcyclist eventually came to a stop at a residence on Flournoy Avenue near Corning and was taken into custody and placed under arrest.
Both Anderson and Tedrick identified Humphrey as the person who had fired the shots at them while on his motorcycle on Vista Valley Drive. Neither of the residents were injured.
A sheriff’s canine was used to locate a firearm on Olivewood Drive believed to be used in the shooting and discarded by Humphrey, the sheriff’s office stated.
Humphrey was booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and felony evading a peace officer with disregard for safety. Bail was set at $515,000.