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Ukiah Man Booked for Brandishing Imitation Fire Arm at Teens


This is a press release from 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:

Jacob Sellmer [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff Booking Logs]

On 05-15-2021 at about 6:38 P.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported disturbance involving a male brandishing a firearm in 1300 block of North State Street in Ukiah, California.

Through the course of the investigation, Deputies learned two siblings, a 19 year-old male and his 16 year-old sister were walking through a business parking lot. 

A male wearing bulking clothing approached them in a hostile manner, asked if they had a problem and brandished what they identified as a handgun he removed from his pants pocket.  The siblings feared for their lives and ran away immediately.

A male, later identified as Jacob Sellmer, matching the description provided by the siblings was contacted a short distance away. Through surveillance footage review and witness identification, Sellmer was identified as the male who brandished an imitation firearm at the siblings. 

A records check revealed Sellmer was on probation for a prior vandalism conviction.  Based on the totality of the investigation, Sellmer was arrested for brandishing an imitation firearm (417.4 PC) and violation of probation (1203.2 PC). 

Sellmer was booked into the Mendocino County Jail, to be released after the jail booking process on zero bail pursuant to COVID-19 bail schedule set forth by the State of California Judicial Council.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Playing it By Ear: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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