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 12-19-2020 at about 7:15 AM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a trespassing in progress at a piece of property located in the 25000 block of Highway 162 in Covelo, California.
While Deputies were responding to the location the suspect was reported to be an adult male who fled the property in a silver colored Nissan pickup truck.
Deputies arrived and contacted the owners of the property. Deputies learned the owners observed a vehicle on their property from their residence and went to investigate.
They observed the adult male exit a trailer on the property which is seasonally occupied.
The adult male, later identified as Wyatt Hurt, entered a silver colored Nissan truck and tried to flee the area.
The owners of the property closed the entrance gate to the property in an attempt to prevent Hurt from leaving however he crashed through the gate with his pickup truck and fled the area.
The investigating Deputies were familiar with Hurt who drove a silver colored Nissan truck and resided in the Covelo area.
The Deputies went to Hurt’s residence in the 76000 block of Highway 162 and observed a silver colored Nissan truck hidden in a creek bed adjacent to the residence.
Deputies located Hurt at the residence. Deputies were able to connect Hurt, based upon probable cause, to trespassing and entering two trailers on the victim’s property to commit theft.
Hurt was arrested for the listed charges and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $125,000.00 bail.