22-Year-Old Arrested After Shooting Last Week
The 22-year-old wanted for allegedly shooting at two men who came to the aid of a woman caretaking his mother’s home is in jail. According to a press release by the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office, on July 11, Weston Riley allegedly demanded a vehicle on his mother’s property located on Hopper’s Lane in the Covelo area. He allegedly became hostile. Eventually, the caretaker asked for assistance from two male friends.
According to the Sheriff’s Office,
The two men later told Deputies that Weston became angry with them and produced a small handgun and fired two shots at them. He then ran into a nearby shed on the property and came out carrying a long rifle. The two men informed deputies that as they were running to their vehicle to leave, Weston fired two rounds from the rifle at them before the gun malfunctioned.
According to records at the Mendocino Sheriff’s website, Riley was booked into the jail yesterday at 7:15 a.m. He’s being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and held on a $50,000 bond.
Earlier Chapter: 22-Year-Old Wanted For Allegedly Shooting at Two Others