A male suspect fled on foot from deputies Sunday, after they responded to a 911 call from a concerned neighbor in Eureka who reported hearing the sounds of a woman screaming and glass breaking coming from the next door residence.
The neighbor, Lee Lane, knocked on the door of the residence where the sounds were coming from. Lane asked the 37-year-old woman who answered the door if she was all right.
The suspect, Shawn Dorran McCallum, 37, reportedly made the victim open the front door part way and tell Lane everything was fine, though the victim shook her head in response to Lane as in to say “no,” according to a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release.
McCallum reportedly stood behind the victim preventing her from escaping. Lane could tell the victim had been crying and heard a man in the background .
Deputies arrived at the residence at 5:25 a.m. The first deputy who arrived at the scene reported hearing the sound of a female crying, items breaking and the slamming of the back door of the residence.
According to the release, the deputy saw a man run out the back of the residence. The deputy then pursued McCallum on foot as he jumped over fences and onto a flat roof of nearby apartments. Though the deputy climbed onto the roof, the suspect jumped onto the ground and fled.
Additional deputies arrived to track down McCallum and help the victim. The suspect was not found, according to the release.
The victim told deputies she was sleeping when she heard glass breaking in another bedroom of her house.
She said she awoke to McCallum in her bedroom demanding she get her car keys and get dressed. When the victim refused, the suspect reportedly took her cell phone from her and began to drag her down the hallway of the house.
When the victim screamed and resisted McCallum, the suspect reportedly grabbed her by her hair, dragging her down the hallway on her knees.
After the neighbor knocked on the door of the home and talked to the victim, the door was once again closed and McCallum reportedly grabbed a pair of scissors, which he pointed at the victim. McCallum told the victim he was going to kill her and then himself, according to the release.
The victim reportedly had minor cuts, bruises and abrasions from the assault and declined medical attention.
McCallum is now wanted on suspicion of burglary, domestic violence, false imprisonment, terrorist threats, attempted kidnapping and destroying a telephone.
The release describes McCallum as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
The sheriff's office encourages anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity to call the office at 707-445-7251 or its crime tip line at 707-268-2539.