Stolen Weapon Found with Felon, Says Mendocino Sheriff’s Office
This is a press release from 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 08-30-2015 at approximately 9:00 AM, as part of an ongoing investigation into a series of burglaries in the Covelo area, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 23800 block of Henderson Road in Covelo, California.
Their purpose was to conduct a probation search in an attempt to locate stolen firearms and any suspect(s) associated with the burglaries.
During investigations, Gabriel Azbill Bowes was identified as being a person of interest and he was also wanted on a Mendocino County felony arrest warrant for violation of probation.
Upon arriving at the residence Deputies located Bowes hiding in a bathroom. A stolen 9mm handgun and ammunition were found nearby in a bedroom.
Bowes was arrested for the warrant and for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Bowes was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a no-bail status pursuant to the arrest warrant.
The female resident of the home, Sammi Snow Leggett, was arrested for harboring Bowes and released upon her signed promise to appear at a future court date