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 08-25-2022 at 7:14 A.M. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies received a report of three canines having been shot and killed at a residence located in the 15000 block of Poonkinney Road in Dos Rios, California.
The incident occurred while the residents were away and was discovered when they returned home from their trip.
The suspect responsible for shooting the canines was identified as Trevor Williams. Williams was identified as the suspect by home surveillance video footage taken of the incident which was obtained by the Deputies.
Upon arrival at the location of the incident, Deputies located the three deceased canines. The deceased canines had been shot while inside a kennel in the backyard.
The canines were dragged to other parts of the property in an attempt to hide them. Deputies found evidence that an attempt to clean up the scene had been made by Williams prior to his leaving the residence. The motive for the shooting is unknown.
Due to the video footage evidence that identified Williams as the shooter of the canines, a felony arrest warrant was issued for Williams for the charges of cruelty to animals, committing offenses while out on bail (refer to Sheriff’s Office press release 2022-17279 issued on 07-28-2022), and violation of a restraining order.
On 08-29-2022 at 11:20 A.M. Williams was contacted in the Fort Bragg area and placed under arrest pursuant to the felony arrest warrant.
Williams was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $220,000.00 bail.