The following is a press release 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 07-22-2022 at approximately 9:55 P.M. Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to investigate a suspicious fire in the 100 block of West Lake Mendocino Drive Ukiah, California.
A Deputy was nearby when the fire was dispatched and arrived within a minute.
Immediately upon arrival citizens were located trying to extinguish the fire. The same citizens informed the Deputy that they had observed a white male adult walking north from the fire.
The Deputy immediately located the white male adult who was subsequently identified as Jimmy Hendry.
Hendry informed Deputies that he witnessed a white female adult named “Monica” start the fire and run west from the location. Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate “Monica”.
Deputies knew the location where the fire occurred had surveillance cameras which were not accessible at that time. Hendry provided the Deputies with his contact information and was released at that time.
Upon further investigation, Deputies obtained surveillance footage and were able to confirm that Hendry was the only subject depicted in the area when the fire started.
Deputies located Hendry and he was placed under arrest for 452(C) PC [Recklessly Causing Fire to Forest Land].
Hendry was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $157,500.00 bail.