By: Bay City News Service, sfgate.com
SANTA ROSA (BCN) – A Santa Rosa man was arrested late Tuesday night after allegedly igniting a fire in a home, attempting to run over a firefighter, starting a high-speed chase and asking officers to shoot him, according to police.
The sequence of events started around 11 p.m. at a hotel in the 1800 block of Mendocino Avenue, Sgt. Christopher Mahurin said. The suspect, identified as 52-year-old Troy Jordan, approached firefighters and became combative. Mahurin said it is still unclear what Jordan told fire crews when he first approached them.
Police said when fire crews asked for assistance from officers, Jordan, driving a Mercedes, allegedly attempted to run over a firefighter and left northbound on Mendocino Avenue, where patrol vehicles started a pursuit. Jordan reached speeds of around 65 mph on city streets and ran at least one stop sign, according Mahurin.