The following is a press release issued by the Sonoma 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:
Nova Deperno, 26 years old, was wanted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office for assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism, and brandishing a firearm. Deperno was considered armed and dangerous.
On January 13, 2022, at approximately 5:00 pm, the Sonoma County Sherriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team was utilized to assist Lake County Sheriff’s Office with taking Deperno into custody. Deperno was at a residence in the 14000 block of Occidental Road.
Deperno fled from the residence, and after a 2-hour search, he was found by the Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Henry-1 hiding under a tree canopy.
Deperno was booked into the Sonoma County Jail. He’s still in custody on $635,000 bail.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community members that assisted in finding Deperno.