Sep 1, 2016
No bail for man tased as he fled and later turned out to be a wanted fugitive from Texas
On 9-1-2016 at about 10:20 AM a MCSO Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop in the 100 block of Kawi Place, Willits. Prior to completing the traffic stop, the suspect vehicle pulled into a dirt parking lot, at which time a male exited the vehicle and took off running.
The Deputy then got into a foot chase with the suspect (Who was later identified has Donald Ralph McCloud). During the chase the Deputy ordered the subject to stop running on numerous occasions. However, the S-McCloud continued to run form the Deputy. The Deputy then warned S-McCloud that he would deploy his "Taser" if he did not stop. S-McCloud continued to run. The Deputy then deployed his "Taser" at which time S-McCloud stopped running and was apprehended.
It was later determined that S-McCloud was a wanted fugitive from the state of Texas (where he was wanted on a parole hold). In a search of his person the Deputy located a methamphetamine smoking pipe and methamphetamine.
S-McCloud was transported to the Mendocino County where he was booked on the wanted Felon warrant, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting, obstructing or delaying a Peace Officer and driving a motor vehicle on a suspended, or revoked, driver license. He is currently being held without bail.