Aug 12, 2017

Conte Watson arrested for fleeing from a traffic stop; already had felony warrant for his arrest

HCSO Press Release:

On 8-12-2017 at around 4:24 PM, a Sheriff’s Office Deputy was traveling southbound on US Hwy 101 near Vista Point McKinleyville, when he observed a blue 2003 Ford Focus occupied by Conte Watson. Watson had a felony warrant for his arrest. 

The Sheriff’s Office Deputy followed Watson as he exited US Hwy 101 onto Airport Road in McKinleyville. The Sheriff’s Office Deputy witnessed Watson driving recklessly, at which time; the deputy activated his emergency lights and siren to affect an enforcement traffic stop on the vehicle. 

The blue Ford Focus immediately accelerated, attempting to evade the deputy. The deputy pursued the vehicle through McKinleyville, until the suspect’s vehicle collided with a residence near the 1800 block of Fischer Road, causing minor damage to the residence.

 Watson was subsequently taken into custody without further incident. Watson was arrest for the following charges: Vehicle Code section 2800.2(a)  “Evading a Peace Officer: Reckless Driving” (felony), Penal Code Section 29800(a)(1) “Felon in Possession of a Firearm” (Felony), Penal Code Section 30305(a)(1) “Felon in Possession of Ammunition” (Felony),  and Penal Code Section 22210 “Possession of Billy Club” (Misdemeanor). Watson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility without incident on the above listed charges. This case is still under investigation at this time.

Related info:

Conte Leshan Watson, 32, Eureka, charged with DUI in April 2011 (Times-Standard)

Gun violence site:


JULY 01, 2017

California Highway Patrol

Humboldt (county), California
Geolocation: 40.745, -123.87


  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Conte Leshan Watson
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed, Arrested

Incident Characteristics

  • Non-Shooting Incident
  • Domestic Violence
  • Possession (gun(s) found during commission of other crimes)
  • Possession of gun by felon or prohibited person


arrested and booked in Humboldt County jail for domestic battery and illegal gun possession

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.
  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown

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