Authorities chase, arrest Corning attempted murder suspect

A Corning man was arrested Monday on attempted murder charges.

Posted: Apr 9, 2019 11:16 AM

CORNING, Calif. - A Corning man was arrested Monday on attempted murder charges.

At around 4:13 p.m. on Monday, Tehama County Sheriff's Deputies responded to reports of a person firing shots from a motorcycle in the area of Valley Vista Drive. 

Authorities identified the suspect's vehicle as a black and red Harley Davidson motorcycle, which was reported seen at the Econolodge in Corning shortly after the incident. 

Deputies found the motorcycle in the area of Highway 99 west and Olivewood Drive and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. However, the suspect on the motorcycle did not stop and attempted to flee the officers and reached speeds over 100 miles per hour. 

During the chase, the suspect threw a firearm from the vehicle in the area of Olivewood Drive. 

The motorcycle came to a stop at a home on Flournoy Avenue and deputies were able to detain the driver, Clayton Shane Humphrey, 37, of Corning. 

A sheriff's K-9 helped locate the firearm that was discarded from the vehicle on Olivewood Drive. 

The reporting parties identified Humphrey as the suspect that shot at them several times on Valley Vista Drive. 

The victims were not struck by the rounds and were not injured. 

Humphrey was booked into Tehama County Jail on charges of attempted murder and felony charges of evading a police officer. 

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