The following is a press released from Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 11-04-2020 at about 8:47 AM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to assist Round Valley Tribal Police Officers in the 24000 block of Agency Road in Covelo, California.
Deputies learned Tribal Police Officers had observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Biggar Lane, however lost sight of the vehicle before they could conduct a traffic enforcement stop.
Tribal Police Officers searched the area for the vehicle and eventually found the vehicle parked near the 24000 block of Agency Road.
An adult male, identified as Quinn Williams, was standing next to the vehicle. When Tribal Police Officers went to contact Williams they observed him toss an object into the bushes along the side of the road.
Upon inspecting the bushes Tribal Police Officers located a loaded .357 caliber Magnum revolver.
Williams was eventually arrested by Deputies for possession of a loaded firearm and not being the registered owner of the firearm.
A records check of the loaded revolver revealed it was reported stolen from Medford, Oregon.
Williams was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charge.
In accordance with the COVID-19 emergency order issued by the State of California Judicial Council, bail was set at zero dollars and Williams was released after the jail booking process.
Please visit the following link to hear Sheriff Matthew C. Kendall provide a Public Safety Message on the current COVID-19 emergency order related to zero bail: