Shooting in Covelo Involved a Dispute Over Marijuana
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:
On 7-20-2015 around 12:47 AM the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to a series of calls in the Covelo area. The first call came in around 12:01 AM and was in the 23700 Block of Charlie Hurt Highway. The caller was anonymous but indicated they had heard a gunshot followed by a female screaming for someone to “get off my property.” The second call occurred around 12:47 AM in the 75900 Block of Highway 162 related to an assault with a firearm with an adult male having been shot. The third call was made around 01:22 AM and it involved an unwanted subject call.
Responding Deputies, after a short investigation, learned that all three calls were related. The investigation revealed that a 38 year old male victim had a prior dating relationship with the suspect, 32 year old Anna Roseberry. The dating relationship had ended but the two were still involved in a marijuana growing operation in the 23700 Block of Charlie Hurt Highway in Covelo. Earlier in the evening the two started to dispute payment and profits from the garden. This dispute grew heated with the male making demands to receive payment for his working in the marijuana garden.
Shortly after midnight the two parties were arguing near their residence when the female produced a .38 caliber revolver and shot the victim one time in the groin. The suspect later made a claim of self-defense saying the victim carried a knife but admitted he did not brandish the knife nor did he threaten her with it. After being shot, the victim fled the location on foot and made his way to a phone where he called for medical aid. The suspect sent several associates into the woods looking for the victim but he was not located. The victim was later flown, via air ambulance, to Mercy Trauma Center in Redding where he is expected to make a full recovery.
Two firearms were located at the scene, including a .38 caliber revolver, believed to be the weapon used to shoot the victim. 200 growing marijuana plants were also located as well as several pounds of marijuana being processed.
The suspect was arrested for the listed charges and booked into the Mendocino County Jail. Her bail was set at $40,000.00
[Charges]: 245(a)(2) PC [Assault with a firearm], 273.5 PC [Spousal Battery with Injury], 12022(a)(1) PC [Armed During the Commission of a Felony], 11366 H&S [Maintaining a Place for Distribution of a Controlled Substance]
Location: 23700 Block of Charlie Hurt Highway, Covelo, CA
Date: 07-20-2015 Time: 12:01 AM
Name: White Male
Age: 38 years
City/State: Covelo, CA
Name: Anna Roseberry
Age: 32 years
City/State: Covelo, CA
Earlier chapter: Man Shot in Covelo Early This Morning, Woman Arrested