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Argument Results in Arrest of Covelo Man for Felony Warrants and Possession of Drugs and Ammunition


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:

Ira Reyes [Picture from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

On 12-19-2020 at about 3:24 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a disturbance at a business in the 76000 block of Highway 162 in Covelo, California. 

When Deputies arrived they learned Ira Reyes had been involved in a verbal argument with an adult female at the business and had left the area in a white colored sports utility vehicle.

Deputies were aware Reyes had two outstanding Mendocino County felony arrest warrants.

At about 5:00 PM, a Deputy observed Reyes driving a vehicle on Tabor Lane in Covelo.    

The Deputy conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle at the intersection of Tabor Lane and Pitt River Boulevard.  

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Reyes was taken into custody on the two outstanding felony arrest warrants without incident. 

The Deputy located live ammunition and a controlled substance on him during a search of his person.  Reyes is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing ammunition or any firearms. 

Reyes was arrested for the listed charges and arrest warrants and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $425,000.00 bail.   

Deputies subsequently obtained a search warrant for Reyes’s residence and located additional ammunition and an ammunition magazine to an assault rifle. 

A bail enhancement was requested from a Mendocino County Superior Court Judge and as a result Reyes was to be held at the Mendocino County Jail on a No-Bail status.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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