On Saturday, August 19, 2017, at approximately 8:22 PM, Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a suspicious circumstance/possible burglary in the area of Actriz Avenue and Arthur Road in unincorporated Martinez.
Deputies conducted an area check of the residence but did not find any evidence of a burglary. However, a stolen vehicle was found parked near the residence. When the vehicle left the area, Deputies attempted a traffic stop of the stolen vehicle. The vehicle did not stop and led Deputies on a pursuit.
The suspect pulled into a gas station on Arthur Road. As Deputies exited their vehicles to conduct a high-risk car stop, the suspect suddenly rammed into a patrol car. A Deputy fired two rounds at the suspect, who drove towards I-680. The suspect was not struck by gunfire.
The suspect drove the wrong way on the freeway off-ramp and collided with another vehicle. The suspect was taken into custody. The driver of the other vehicle and the suspect suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to local hospitals to be checked.
The suspect is identified as 34-year-old Joey Carroll of Pittsburg.
This morning he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on numerous charges – stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, evading causing injury, evading while driving the wrong way, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting, and probation violation.
Carroll is being held with bail.