Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Willits Man Booked on Suspicion of Murder After Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies Find ‘Deceased Bodies of Two Unidentified Persons’ on Cannabis Grow


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:

Christopher Wayne Gamble [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office]

On 04-27-2021 Sheriff’s Detectives located the deceased bodies of two unidentified persons in connection with this ongoing active missing persons investigation.

On 04-27-2021 Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Christopher Wayne Gamble, at the Mendocino County Jail, on the following charges in connection with the discovery:

187(a) PC  –  Murder

12022.53(d) PC  –  Use of firearm during serious felony 

Gamble was previously arrested on 04-25-2021 and booked into the Mendocino County Jail by Sheriff’s Detectives during this investigation on the following charges:

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166.4 PC  –  Misdemeanor Arrest Warrant for court order violation

853.7 PC  –  Misdemeanor Arrest Warrant for failure to appear in court

11358 H&S  –  Unlawful cultivation of marijuana

11359 H&S  –  Unlawful possession of marijuana for sale

182(a)(1) PC  –  Criminal conspiracy

Gamble is currently being held at the Mendocino County Jail on a No Bail status.

Further information is not available for public release at this time because this remains an active ongoing investigation.

Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing investigations in the 20000 block of Timber Road and will continue to do so overnight and tomorrow.

When further information becomes available for release it will be disseminated by a subsequent Sheriff’s Office press release.

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  1. A known troublemaker arrested yet again. A dangerous misfit with a criminal rap sheet sheet a mile long. The county operates a catch and release program until this occurs. Surely this person, if found guilty, will be in prison for life!! No? What? 10 years? Maybe? And then what? He returns back to Willits? Most likely this is yet another drug- related situation.

    • No! marijuana growing leading to crime, can’t happen. It’s just your imagination. These growers are peaceful, law abiding citizens, just trying to make a living, and helping our economy.


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Matt LaFever
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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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