‘Spooky’, One Half of Duo That Allegedly Fired a Pellet Gun at Children Yesterday, Out on Bail
Yesterday afternoon, five children playing in the woods near Bowie Road not far from the Bear River Casino claim that they were shot at by two men. (See links to the story and photos of the chase and capture of the suspects below.) One of those two men is out on bail already.
According to Lt. Ken Swithenbank of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the weapon likely used in the alleged shooting was a pellet gun.
Swithenbank said that the children, the oldest of whom was about 10 years old, “were hanging out in the woods behind their homes” when they believed they were fired upon. “Three shots were fired,” he explained. “They said they could hear the pellets hitting the brush around them.”
Sgt. Jesse Taylor who interviewed the children was able to ascertain, according to Swithenbank, that there was “no actual firearm other than a pellet gun used.”
The pellet gun was not located.
One of the suspects, Timothy Ramirez is being held without bail. The other, Reuben Manuel Perez, aka Spooky, made bail and left the jail before 2 p.m. today.
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