Healdsburg police Monday are continuing to look for a man suspected of using a counterfeit $100 bill at a local market, having a loaded handgun and running from officers.
They arrested the man’s companion, Holly Compton, 46, suspecting her of three felony charges involving being a felon with a gun as well as possessing stolen property, Healdsburg police Sgt. John Haviland said Monday.
Officers were called to Big John’s Market on Healdsburg Avenue about 7 p.m. Sunday regarding a suspicious $100 bill. Police were told the customer with the bill was leaving the parking lot in a Chevrolet Malibu and Sgt. Nick Castaneda stopped the car. The male passenger ran from the vehicle and hasn’t been found.
Compton, the driver, is on felony probation for a prior conviction, Haviland said. Officers searched the car and found a loaded, semi-automatic handgun.
They next went to a local motel where the couple reportedly was staying but the man wasn’t there. Officers think they know the man’s name and are continuing efforts to find him.
Compton, a Windsor resident, remained in the Sonoma County Jail Monday in lieu of $30,000 bail.
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