Fugitive captured in Brookings

By WesCom News Service August 27, 2013 10:35 am

A Eureka man wanted in connection with an armed robbery was apprehended by Brookings authorities Tuesday morning.

Zachary Scott, 33, was arrested around 6:40 a.m. following a brief pursuit north of Brookings,  Brookings Police Lt. Donny Dotson said.

Curry County authorities were put on notice about a vehicle Scott was driving north on U.S. Highway 101 by Del Norte authorities, Dotson said.

A Brookings police officer spotted the vehicle on the highway and pulled it over, but then Scott drove off, Dotson said.

A pursuit began, which two other officers joined, until Scott’s vehicle’s engine failed about eight miles down the highway, Dotson said.

Scott surrendered without further incident and was taken into custody.

Scott was being sought for attempted murder and armed robbery after allegedly robbing a Crescent City Subway restaurant Aug. 17 and taking one of the employee’s cars down to Klamath, where he was spotted at the Salmon Festival and allegedly attempted to run over Yurok Tribal Police officers when confronted, authorities said.

Scott allegedly struck one of the officers as he was jumping out of the path of the moving vehicle, Yurok officials stated.

Scott then allegedly crashed into the Klamath Bridge and carjacked another vehicle before dumping it in the Orick area, authorities said. There was evidence that he was struck in the leg by bullets, authorities said.

Scott was again in contact with authorities Aug. 20 when he was spotted near a stolen motorcycle around 11:30 p.m. near 14th and A streets in Eureka, authorities said.

He was able to escape down a back alley, authorities said.