Parolee Arrest Leads to Another's Arrest for Stolen Property Possession

Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office Press Release:

On 04-17-2012, approximately 1:00 p.m. deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office were asked to assist the United States Marshals Office and a California State Parole Agent with locating a wanted Parolee-at-Large Ernie Leland Marshall, 50 years old from Hoopa. The officers responded to a residence on Tish Tang Road, Hoopa.

When the officers entered the residence they located Marshall in a rear bedroom, along with the property owner Francine Lewis, 56 years old from Hoopa. The officers saw a rifle in plain sight when they were in the bedroom. Lewis claimed responsibility for the rifle. A records check of the rifle revealed it was reported stolen. Lewis was arrested for possession of stolen property and Marshall was arrested for being a wanted Parolee. Both were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they were booked. Lewis was booked and released. Marshall was held without bail for a parole violation.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539. Humboldt County Drug Task Force can be reached at 707-444-8095. If you live in the City Limits of Eureka the Eureka Police Problem Oriented Policing Unit can be reached at 707-441-4373.

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