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Date and Time of Release: 7 October 2013

Date and Time of Incident: 6 October 2013, at approx. 5:10 pm

Subject: Felony Drug Arrest
6 October 2013, at approx. 5:10 pm, a subject called the Sonora Police Department and reported that Johnny Mobley, 20 of Sonora, was inside the Sonora Wal-Mart. The Sonora Police Department had been looking for Mobley, as he had an active “no bail” felony warrant for his arrest, for possession of drugs, since April of this year.

As officers arrived at Wal-Mart, Mobley took off running through the store. It was later learned that someone had tipped Mobley off that officers were arriving at the store. Mobley ran through the garden center door and officers started chasing him. Mobley ran around a retaining wall, but when he observed another officer approaching, he jumped over the retaining wall he had just run around.

As another officer started giving chase, an employee from Wal-Mart observed what was occurring and attempted to block Mobley’s path to assist the officer. This forced Mobley to change directions once again. Mobley then cut around some pallets and attempted to double back, but the same employee partially blocked Mobley’s path again, which slowed Mobley a second time.

Mobley then attempted to turn and look at the pursuing officer as he attempted to jump over a planter box. However, Mobley didn’t jump high enough and he tripped over the planter box and fell to the pavement. Mobley then attempted to get up, but an officer was able to take Mobley into custody. Mobley was in the possession of 12.1 grams of heroin, with an approximately street value of $1,200. He was also in the possession of 44 grams of marijuana.

Mobley was transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and booked on two outstanding warrants for his arrest; and for felony possession of narcotics and misdemeanor obstruction of an officer.