The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
On January 31, 2021 at 5:53 AM, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office was notified that Ransome Anderson, 53, of Covelo passed away while being treated at an area hospital.
Anderson was arrested on January 7, 2019 and was in custody awaiting sentencing on three cases including charges for felony driving under the influence of alcohol with injury or death, assault with a deadly weapon, felony failure to appear, and committing a felony while out on bail or own recognizance.
Anderson had been transferred to the hospital on January 11, 2021 after being evaluated by jail medical staff for breathing issues related to COVID-19. While at the hospital, he was found to have an advanced preexisting medical condition that was likely terminal. Anderson remained at the hospital for treatment until his death.