San Rafael police have tracked down a suspect they believe backed a stolen vehicle into a police officer this month.
James Henry Flournoy, 44, of Oakland, was arrested Monday by San Pablo police as authorities there were searching for a stolen vehicle, according to San Rafael police and Contra Costa County jail records.
Police said Flournoy is suspected in a Dec. 8 confrontation with officers at the San Rafael Yacht Harbor. After allegedly pinning and injuring one officer, police said Flournoy drove toward him a second time before two other officers pointed their guns at the stolen SUV, said police Sgt. Justin Graham.
San Rafael police and Marin County sheriff’s deputies used surveillance video from the scene and crime bulletins to identify Flournoy, and police obtained a warrant for his arrest, Graham said.
Flournoy was booked into the Martinez Detention Center in lieu of $357,500 bail. He will be extradited to Marin County on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, obstruction and possession of a stolen vehicle, authorities said.
The injured officer is recovering. Police say he is expected to return to full duty next week.
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