FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at approximately 4:02 PM, Marin County Sheriff’s deputies
responded to a vacant residence on S. Knoll Road in Strawberry on a report of subjects
in the backyard breaking glass. According to the reporting party there was a gold Audi
parked in front of the vacant residence and the reporting party was not familiar with the
vehicle. While responding to the call, a Sheriff’s Deputy observed a gold Audi driving
towards him. As the gold Audi approached the deputy’s vehicle, the deputy had to steer
his vehicle to the right side of the roadway to try and avoid being hit head on by the
Audi. The Audi then veered towards the deputy’s patrol car, hitting the driver’s side of
the patrol vehicle. The Audi then accelerated away from the deputies patrol vehicle.
The deputy radioed other law enforcement units in the area advising them of what just
happened. A Tiburon Officer who was at the intersection of Tiburon Blvd at S. Knoll
Road observed the Audi approaching him at a high rate of speed. The Audi drove over
the raised center island and the Tiburon Officer pursued the Audi westbound on Tiburon
Blvd. The Audi turned onto northbound 101 and the Tiburon Officer continued to pursue
the Audi. The Audi made numerous unsafe lane changes, while colliding with several
other vehicles. The Audi attempted to drive around stopped traffic on Highway 101 and
collided with a storm drain causing the right front wheel to be ripped from the vehicle. All four occupants fled from the disabled Audi into the surrounding neighborhood.
Three of the four occupants of the Audi were found and arrested for a number of
charges including burglary, resisting arrest, evading peace officer, assault with a deadly
weapon on a peace officer.
The three suspects were identified as:
- Rashad Preston a 23 year old male from San Francisco. Preston is on probation out of
- Eric Phillips a 34 year old male from Oakland. Phillips is currently on probation out of
Oakland for resisting arrest.
- Maurice Allen a 31 year old male from Oakland. Allen is currently on state parole for
A fourth suspect is still outstanding. The fourth suspect is described as black male
In addition to the listed charges Allen is being held on a no bail parole hold. Both
Preston and Phillips had bail enhancements placed on them for $250,000.00.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident.
Anyone with information concerning this matter is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office
at 415-473-7233. To remain anonymous and possibly become eligible for a cash
reward call Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.