The following is a press released issued by the 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 03-21-2021 at approximately 12:30 hours, a Deputy from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle check in the 1300 block of North State Street in Ukiah, California.
The Deputy contacted the male driver, Lewis Dishman, who opened his center console to obtain his identification. During this time, the Deputy observed a methamphetamine smoking pipe in the center console. The Deputy requested Dishman exit the vehicle and advised him he was being placed in handcuffs and was being detained.
Dishman exited the vehicle in a very agitated state and was placed into handcuffs. As the Deputy walked Dishman to his patrol vehicle, he shoulder checked the Deputy and tried to pull away.
Dishman was placed on the ground by the Deputy until other Deputies arrived to assist with placing Dishman in a patrol vehicle.
Dishman was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation, and resisting or threatening an officer.
Dishman was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.