A Solano County murder suspect was arrested Monday after authorities said he was involved in a shooting in Marin City and a high-speed pursuit in two counties.
The incident unfolded around 6 p.m., when 911 calls reporting gunfire brought deputies to the 200 block of Drake Avenue in Marin City. A responding deputy attempted to pull over a silver sedan flagged by bystanders, sheriff’s Sgt. Brenton Schneider said.
As the deputy attempted the stop, the driver fled southbound on Highway 101. Deputies and California Highway Patrol officers chased the driver through the Robin Williams Tunnel and across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.
The driver doubled back and proceeded northbound on Highway 101 to Interstate 580, where the vehicle crashed into several cars in heavy traffic at the base of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge east of the San Quentin exit, according to Schneider and CHP Officer Darrel Horner.
Deputies and officers arrested 23-year-old Jonathan Melvin Poole of Suisun City on suspicion of felony evading, cruelty to a child and assault with a deadly weapon, Schneider said. They released another adult and a 10-year-old child who were in the car with the suspect.
The sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to a follow-up inquiry as to whether any weapons were recovered from the vehicle.
Poole had warrants in Solano County for his arrest on suspicion of first-degree murder, attempted robbery, carrying a loaded firearm in public and evading, Schneider said.
He was booked into the Marin County Jail on $110,000 bail. He remained there Tuesday, according to jail records.
Another driver sustained minor injuries in the crash and was released at the scene, Schneider said.
Fire personnel were summoned to the scene of the shooting in Marin City. No one was hurt. Sheriff’s detectives found “shell casings of different calibers” and are seeking witnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to contact sheriff’s Detective Jayson Richards at 415-473-7265 or [email protected].
Information on the Solano County warrants was not immediately available.