Murder Victim's Widow Shoots at Police Officer on 41st Avenue

Amanda Sloan led a chase through Capitola and Soquel on Sunday that included firing shots at a Capitola police officer.

The wife of August homicide victim Jeff Smith led Capitola Police on a violent chase through Capitola and Soquel Sunday night.

According to KSBW, Amanda Sloan was pulled over on the 1800 block of 41st Avenue near the Capitola Mall. She yelled at the officer and took off in her silver BMW, getting on Highway 1 and exiting at Porter Street.

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She continued onto Old San Jose Road, where KSBW reports that while 80 MPH next to Soquel High School, she fired a shot out of her car back at the officer following her. 

Sloan's vehicle was later found on Jarvis Road near Highway 17.

Smith, Sloan's late husband, was fatally shot in the driveway of Sloan's mother's house in the Soquel Hills in August. He has not been formally charged with the homicide.


Anyone with information on Sloan's whereabouts should contact the Capitola Police Department at 831-475-4243.

lilithadams November 12, 2012 at 08:32 PM
The Patch is the best......I'm intrigued by this story and you always beat the competition in reporting the latest. Thanks!!
Marilyn A Carter November 12, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Lord help us
lilithadams November 12, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Well, in light of this update, I can understand now why Colin Tisdale has not yet been charged with Jeff Smith's demise, however he is still a suspect. We now have the report and I think Amanda herself on video saying that Jeff's last words where "Tisdale"........the poop just keeps on getting thicker......
A E December 03, 2012 at 03:31 AM
The reason Colin Tisdale hasn't been charged is because he didn't do it. I wonder if the gun she used to shoot the officer with is the same one she used to kill her husband with. Seems like she had more to gain than anyone else and she said that "colin tisdale" shot him??? anyone who knows "colin" knows that he doesn't use that name. He may have a lot of problems, primarily drug addiction but he didnt shoot and kill someone.
Will Slingem January 07, 2013 at 11:12 AM
hey "A E" you are an ignorant, foul mouthed, piece of shit, who, also, obviously has no idea what you are talking about. One such as yourself, should really think twice before slandering a, now widowed, single mother of three, who obviously is suffering from ptsd, and probably a whole slew of mental and psychological trauma, stemming from the recent trauma in her, and her young childrens, lives. Colin Tisdale is another piece of shit, no wonder you associate yourself so closely with him. Not only is your claim that she shot, and killed her own husband, ridiculous, but it is factually not sound. And what exactly did she have to gain? The sole responsibility of raising her three young children? The sole responsibility of financially trying to fix up her mountain home to make it livable for her family? Or maybe just the extreme mental anguish one suffers from after experiencing what she has been through? No-Not much to gain, nothing at all. Not only are you misspeaking about that, but none of what you claim about her killing her own childrens father lines up with any sort of evidence acquired by the police. Saying Colin has "problems" is the understatement of the century, because he may be in jail now, but wait til he gets out, if ever. That's when his real problems will start. Because your right about one thing, no, he didn't kill "someone". He killed Jeff Smith. A MUCH loved, and very much missed, friend, son, father, and a lot of other things, to a lot of people.


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