A spokesperson for the Martinez Jail has confirmed they’re detaining a man who allegedly tried to ram his car into a CHP during the last week in june.
It all started at about 9:30 p.m., when officers tried to pull the man over for some sort of traffic violation. But instead of pulling over, he decided to take off.
At some point, he did stop briefly to let his 7 year-old child out of the vehicle, but as soon as that was done he proceeded to ram the car into the CHP squad car. And as if that wasn’t enough, he tried to ram a Martinez Police car as well.
From there, the suspect took off again and it wasn’t until he crashed his vehicle into a telephone pole that authorities were able to track him down.
But the arrest hardly went smoothly. Martinez PD officials confirmed that at one point, another officer was so concerned for his life that he shot the suspect.
29 year-old Terry Ferguson was taken to the hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds, but now that he’s been cleared by doctors, he’s been transferred to the Contra Costa County Jail.
Jail officials say he’s facing a whole slew of charged including drug possession with the intent to sell, possessing an illegal firearm, child endangerment and evading police.
Bail bonds information was not immediately available, but it’s believed his cost to hire a bondsman will be significant.
The department says the sheriff’s department is looking into the shooting to make sure it was justified.
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