Man Arrested for Shooting Car of Suspected Burglars
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 04-27-2016 at approximately 4:00 AM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an interrupted burglary in the 24000 block of Barnes Lane in Covelo, California.
While en-route to the call Deputies were advised of the discharging of a firearm.
Upon arrival the Deputies found the reporting party, Kyle Danforth Field, had detained Brett Charles Hoaglen and a female passenger at gunpoint in the driveway of his residence.
Field’s property had been burglarized earlier in the night and an eyewitness had provided a detailed description of the suspect vehicle. When the suspect vehicle returned a short time later, the eyewitness called Field.
Field arrived in time to detain Hoaglen and the female passenger as they sat inside the car in the driveway. When they attempted to drive away, Field discharged a handgun one time into the vehicle’s hood and two times into the vehicle’s tires to prevent their escape.
Hoaglen was arrested for a probation violation and on a Mendocino County misdemeanor arrest warrant (Driving on suspended license).
Field was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm and violating the “possess no dangerous weapons” clause of his current probation terms.
Both were transported to the Mendocino County Jail where Field was to be held in lieu of $90,000.00 bail and Hoaglen was to be held on a No Bail status.
The alleged burglary is still under investigation by Deputies.