Sonoma County DA Continuing Investigation Of Man Who Died In Police Custody

The Sonoma County District Attorney’s office is still continuing their investigation into a carjacking suspect that allegedly beat a Santa Rosa man who later died in police custody. 32 year old Driden Adrian Estrada of Sonoma was released from jail on Tuesday after the DA’s office requested 8 more weeks to investigate the crimes of vehicle theft and battery. Estrada will return to court on February 4th to see if he will face charges. Estrada is suspected of beating 52 year old David Glen Ward before taking his 2003 Honda Civic. Ward afterwards reported it stolen only to have later retrieved it, then being pursued by Sonoma County deputies and Sebastopol police while the vehicle was still listed as stolen. Ward would die in custody after the use of a Carotid Restraint.