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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday November 15th, 2017 :: 09:49 a.m. PST


Deputy arrests wanted, armed Vallejo man after foot chase.

A Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested an armed, wanted man after a foot chase and serious fight. On Monday morning, November 13th shortly before 2:00 AM a deputy spotted a man riding a bicycle in the wrong direction on Santa Rosa Ave at E. Robles. The man was wearing a cloth covering on his head to conceal his face. The deputy attempted to make an enforcement stop but the suspect, 39-year-old Horacio Vigil of Vallejo sped up and refused to stop.


The deputy continued driving after Vigil with red lights. When it became clear that Vigil wasn’t going to stop, the deputy pulled over in front of Vigil’s bicycle and stopped his car. Vigil’s bicycle didn’t have any brakes so he wasn’t able to stop and collided into the passenger side of the patrol car and took off running. The deputy gave chase as they entered a nearby mobile home park in the 3700 block of Santa Rosa Ave.


The deputy was able to catch up to Vigil and he grabbed Vigil’s jacket with one hand. A short struggle ensued and Vigil was able to break free and continue to flee eastbound through the mobile home park. While the deputy gave chase Vigil kept reaching for his waistband area for what appeared to be a concealed weapon.


The deputy gained ground on Vigil, grabbed his jacked and pushed him against a wall. Vigil began grabbing and hitting the deputy’s arms. As the deputy pulled his flashlight, Vigil said he was done fighting but was then able to pull a metal construction type object out of his pants and swung it at the deputy’s head. The deputy was able to duck backwards to avoid being hit but that gave enough distance for Vigil to flee on foot again.


The deputy gave chase and, as they crossed a nearby alley, another responding deputy had ran towards Vigil and took him to the ground. Together the deputies struggled with Vigil but were able to get him into handcuffs. When they searched Vigil, the deputies found a methamphetamine smoking pipe in a sunglass container. The deputies determined Vigil had 4 Sonoma County warrants for narcotics and animal cruelty totaling $60,000. Vigil was also on probation in these cases and was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance. The deputy went and checked the alley where Vigil had been grabbing at his waistband and he found an unregistered, 8 mm handgun, loaded with four rounds lying on the ground.


Ultimately Vigil was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries sustained during the altercation and was then booked into the Sonoma County Jail on felony obstruction of a deputy, carrying a loaded firearm in public, carrying a concealed weapon on person, prohibited person carrying a firearm/ammo, drug addict in possession of a firearm, under the influence of a controlled substance, possess narcotics paraphernalia, assault with a deadly weapon and the warrants. He is being held on $90,000 bail.


The deputy sustained minor injuries to his hands and neck that did not require medical treatment.


Prepared by: Sergeant Spencer Crum

CR 171113004

Media Inquiries: 707-565-3941


Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
2796 Ventura Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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