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 08-02-2021 about 2:45 PM, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a call regarding a subject (later identified as Levi Lamoureux) possibly damaging Harwood Park and made statements about a firearm.
Deputies responded and contacted Lamoureux in the parking lot. Lamoureux was found to not be in possession of a firearm. Deputies spoke with individuals in the area and learned no crime had been committed, resulting in Lamoureux leaving the area.
After leaving the scene, Deputies were advised County Probation was issuing a pick up order for Lamoureux for violating the terms of his PRCS (Post Release Community Supervision).
At about 4:35 PM, Deputies received another call stating Lamoureux had stolen a flag from a local Laytonville business. As Deputies were responding the reporting party stated they had recovered their property and did not desire prosecution.
At about 5:10 PM, Deputies located Lamoureux in downtown Laytonville and again went to talk to him.
Lamoureux was immediately hostile towards Deputies and began to physically resist when they went to arrest him on the probation pick up order.
Lamoureux fled from the Deputies and began picked up various objects displaying them in a threatening matter. Deputies attempted to verbally deescalate the situation for a period of time but Lamoureux was physically aggressive by grabbing onto a Deputy’s portable radio.
Deputies again tried to take him into custody while giving him verbal commands. Lamoureux physically assaulted both Deputies causing visible injuries (scrapes/abrasions).
Lamoureux was ultimately restrained and placed into handcuffs before being transported to the hospital for a medical clearance. Both Deputies did not require medical treatment.
Lamoureux was arrested for resisting with violence (69 PC), resist or delay a Peace Officer (148 PC) and violation of the terms of his PRCS [3455(B)(1) PC]. Lamoureux was also arrested on a second count of 3455(B)(1) PC for the probation pick up order.
Lamoureux was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a No-Bail status due to the PRCS violation hold.