Felon Arrested for Murder at Medical Marijuana Grow, MCSO Says

This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

John Ross

John Ross

On 06.29.15, at approximately 6:54 PM, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a person had been shot at a residence in the 22000 block of Refuse Road, Covelo. As Deputies responded, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports identifying the suspect as John Ross (senior), who was seen entering the location, (a marijuana grow site consistent with medical marijuana requirements). Shots were heard coming from the location and Ross was seen fleeing.

It was further reported that a witness had pursued John Ross from the scene and Ross had shot at him. The shot missed the victim and dissuaded further pursuit.

Deputies located the victim, Alejandro Garcia, deceased at the scene suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. John Ross was located in the area and taken into custody without incident. Ross was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail for the listed charges and is being held without bail.

Any persons with information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at the tip line, (707)234-2100 or via e-mail at crimetip@mendocinosheriff.com.



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