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:
On 06-13-2021 at about 9:00 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call of a disturbance between a male and female coming from a vacant field under the Highway 101 bypass east of the city of Willits, California.
Deputies responded to the California State property under the Highway 101 bypass just north of the intersection of East Commercial Street and Bray Road. They contacted Tate Madson and an adult female residing in the vacant field.
Madson provided Deputies with a false name due to him having two felony arrest warrants for violation of probation.
Madson was eventfully identified and arrested for the two arrest warrants.
Deputies learned Madson was on formal Mendocino County probation and was subsequently arrested for violation of probation and for providing a false identity to a peace officer.
Madson was booked into the Mendocino County Jail were he was to be held in lieu of $45,000.00 bail.