Lassen Sheriff’s Deputies Respond to Shooting Victim and Burglary on the Same Day in Two Separate Incidents


A Doyle man went to Renown in critical condition after deputies received calls of a gunshot victim Friday. Late that morning, near Jake’s lane in Herlong, deputies found 44-year-old Ryan Farris near a pump house. Deputies began life-saving techniques. Sierra Army Depot Fire Department personnel, Herlong Fire Department, and SEMSA arrived to assist. The sheriff’s office is continuing an investigation into the incident.

Deputies remained busy as they were led on a high-speed chase that same day to the Nevada border after responding to a burglary at a home on Hackstaff Rd. in Doyle. Two subjects were seen on a ring doorbell camera stealing items from the home including firearms. The pair were seen leaving the house in a two-door green pick-up truck, the exact vehicle that was reported stolen from a home in Herlong.

Deputies patrolling the area spotted the truck on Laver Crossing and began a pursuit that got up to speeds of 80mph. The chase went through the Doyle Loop onto Fort Sage Rd. Deputies had to terminate the pursuit at the border.

By 8:30 that evening, deputies were searching the Herlong and Doyle area for the burglary suspects and located the stolen green truck that was used during the burglary being driven on a county road in Herlong with another vehicle behind it. While passing the other car to get in behind the green truck, the deputy looked at the other vehicle’s driver. He recognized the driver as the suspect seen in the Ring Doorbell camera photos. After a short pursuit, deputies were able to stop both vehicles and take both suspects into custody.