Shasta County Vehicle Pursuit



03/06/2016               4:15 p.m.





On 03/06/2016, at approximately 12:50 p.m., a probation officer with Shasta County Probation contacted the Redding Police Department regarding a subject wanted for a probation violation. The subject was identified as Sharon Kay Turman, 51 years of Redding and she was reportedly operating a 1994 Chrysler Town & County minivan. Redding Police Officers located Turman operating the listed vehicle in the area of California Street and Shasta Street.


Officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop and Turman fled in the vehicle southbound on California Street. Officers gave pursuit and Turman continued to flee southbound on South Market Street. Turman’s speeds increased and she began to show a blatant disregard for motorist safety. The pursuit was subsequently terminated in the area of Buenaventura and Highway 273. Redding Police officers backed off of Turman and she continued southbound on Highway 273 at a high rate of speed. A Redding Police Officer who was in the area of South Bonnyview and Highway 273 alerted drivers at the intersection of Turman’s impending crossing. Showing complete disregard for other motorists and their safety, Turman proceeded through the intersection against a steady red light at a high rate of speed nearly striking four vehicles. She was last seen by Redding Police still heading south on Highway 273.


The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was advised of Turman’s actions as she continued southbound on Highway 273. The California Highway Patrol helicopter later located Turman’s vehicle at the dead end of Hill Drive just north of Anderson. Turman fled in the vehicle once again this time from Sheriff’s deputies and proceeded southbound on Highway 273 towards Anderson. Turman continued to flee southbound on Highway 273 through the City of Anderson and went southbound onto Interstate 5. It was reported that her speeds were well in excess of 100 miles per hour. Deputies terminated their pursuit of her in the area of Interstate 5 and Bowman Road in Tehama County.


The California Highway Patrol helicopter kept surveillance on Turman as she continued to flee at a high rate of speed westbound towards Highway 36. She was spotted by the helicopter abandoning the vehicle in an area of northwestern Tehama County. The vehicle was later located and impounded.


Turman’s current whereabouts are unknown. She is wanted by the Redding Police Department as well as Shasta County Probation. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sharon Kay Turman is encouraged to contact the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200 or Secret Witness of Shasta County at (530) 243-2319.




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Contact:         Sergeant Ron Icely #305

Redding Police Department


Reviewed:      Corporal Brian Cole #329