[UPDATE 11 a.m.] Suspect in Shooting at Tribal Police Officer in Custody

Jeffery Joaquin arrestedThe Mendocino Voice is reporting that Jeffrey Joaquin, who allegedly shot at a Round Valley Tribal Police officer yesterday morning and was being sought by law enforcement, was arrested.

See here for the Voice’s report.

UPDATE 11 a.m.: The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office released this information:

On 3/21/2017 around 1600 hours the Round Valley Indian Tribal Police received an anonymous tip that Suspect Jeffery Joaquin was at a residence in the 25300 Block of Barnes Lane, in Covelo.  Several Tribal Officers responded to that location where they demanded Joaquin exit the residence and surrender himself.  Joaquin exited the residence and was taken into custody.  He was later transferred to the custody of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.  Joaquin was taken to a hospital for medical clearance prior to being booked into the Mendocino County Jail, after experiencing difficulty breathing.  This clearance was not related to the shooting as he was not injured during this incident.  He had been involved in a different incident on 2/7/2017 where he was shot in the torso, by an unknown assailant, but refused to cooperation with law enforcement during that investigation.

Joaquin was transported and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges. He is being held on with no bail due to his status of being on PRCS (Post Release Community Supervision) and having an outstanding warrant for his arrest, at the time of the incident, for violation of the terms of his PRCS.  He refused to provide a statement in this case so the motivation behind the assault is not known.




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