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Willits Man Lands in County Jail After Threatening a Pedestrian by Firing Handgun in the Air, Says MCSO


The following 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:

Michael McCallion [Mugshot provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

On 08-06-2021 at approximately 9:14 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to contact an adult male regarding a reported brandishing of a firearm in the 1600 block of Highway 20 in Willits, California.

Deputies contacted the adult male who reported that approximately 2 hours earlier he was walking his dog down the railroad tracks in the area of the 2500 block of Highway 20 when he was confronted by Michael McCallion. 

McCallion reportedly told the adult male he was trespassing on his (McCallion’s ) property and told him to leave.   The adult male and McCallion became engaged in a verbal argument and McCallion brandished a firearm and discharged one round. 

The adult male was unsure if the firearm was discharged in the air or in his direction.  The adult male fled the location and later contacted the Sheriff’s Office by telephone to report the incident. 

Deputies located McCallion on a parcel in the area of the 2500 block of Highway 20 in Willits.  Deputies obtained information that McCallion had discharged a firearm up in the air near Highway 20 where several homes were located.  Deputies also found a Sig Sauer 9mm semi-auto pistol and ammunition inside a tent McCallion was living in.  

McCallion was arrested for discharging a firearm in a gross negligent manner.  He was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.

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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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