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Man Reportedly Banging on a Ukiah Door While ‘Holding A Machete’ Found to Possess Pepper Spray and Meth Pipe


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:

Carlos Magana [Mugshot from MCSO Booking Logs]

On 04-06-2021 at 3:52 A.M. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a subject banging on the reporting person’s door while holding a machete in the 1300 block of North State Street in Ukiah, California. 

Deputies responded to the area and contacted Carlos Magana, who the Deputies were familiar with from prior law enforcement contacts. 

During the contact, Magana peacefully removed a large fixed blade knife from inside his pants while be questioned. 

Magana showed objective signs of being under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant; however he was uncooperative with field sobriety tests. 

Magana was detained and searched for additional weapons. 

A glass pipe, consistent with pipes used to smoke methamphetamine, was found in his pant pocket.  Deputies located a can of pepper spray in Magana’s clothing.  Magana was found to be a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing pepper spray.

Magana was arrested for 22810(A) PC (Felony Unlawful Possession Tear Gas Weapon), 21310 PC (Felony Carry Concealed Dirk or Dagger) and
11364 HS (Possession Drug Paraphernalia). 

Magana was transported to the Mendocino County Jail and during the intake process a Corrections Deputy located suspected methamphetamine in Magana’s shoe.  An additional charge of 11377(a) HS (Possession Controlled substance) was added.

In accordance with the COVID-19 emergency order issued by the State of California Judicial Council, bail was set at zero dollars and Magana was released after the jail booking process, on his promise to appear in court at a later date.

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Matt LaFever
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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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