Man Wanted on Charges of Indecency With a Child Arrested in Garberville

This is a press release from the Humboldt 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:

Lance Owen Cochran,A man wanted by the state of Texas on charges of indecency with a child was arrested Friday in Garberville.

On Feb. 23, 2018, at about 11:45 a.m., sheriff’s deputies in Southern Humboldt received a tip from the Texas Attorney General’s Office that wanted sex offender Lance Owen Cochran, 28, of Waxahachie, TX, was possibly in the Garberville area.

During the course of their investigation, deputies learned that Cochran was attempting to book a room at the Lone Pine Motel in Garberville. Deputies responded to the business and located Cochran leaving the property.

Cochran was taken into custody without incident and was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for his warrant.



  • Eldon G. Whitehead

    Way to go HC Sheriff’s Deputies. Take these scum bags off of the Streets and hopefully he will be on a fast Jet back to Texas for his punishment and good riddance.

  • Once again…the Lone Pine Motel.

  • Death if guilty, enough of this crap!

    • Death death death! Kill kill kill! That will make for a better society!

      • Ahhh in the long run…yes

      • I’m starting to think it might

      • unbridled phillistine

        Funny you can post kill, kill,death. But you cannot post the L word!

        • UP,

          Jaekelopterus is being sarcastic and making the point that killing and death do not make for a better society. Nor is he insulting one group as using words like Repuglican or Libtard do.

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  • At least this one won’t get probation and therapy if Texas want him back.

  • Boy this motel sure does attract a lot of criminals. Too bad it can’t be closed up like the Blue Heron

  • Read the TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews for the Lone Pine. Hilarious. It’s another Patel shithole.

    • do you know what Patel means? and why would you blame the owner?

    • The Patel’s own countless hotels/motels. Not just run down ones. They also own some of the very nice hotels, as well.

      • Wow good for them…that place has been destroying our town for decades..tell your friend thanks for keeping it open.they are scum ..but thanks for telling us they own other hotels motels I’ll be sure to check and never stay at one.i didn’t know that.thanks.iys hard to believe they own other places

        • Patel is a last name in India like Smith is in English speaking lands. The Patels are not all related. I believe it may mean inn keeper but there are other theories. Sorry, Bushman, but if you are not going to stay at a Patel establishment in California, you are probably going to sleep in your car.

          • Things that make you go hmm

            Yes, you are correct. The original meaning comes from the Hindu and Parsi name meaning village headman or, the owner/tenant of a royal piece of land.

    • LOL, Brass Rail Inn in Redway has some funny reviews too

  • Build a wall around California.

  • The Texas A G’s office must have been watching his credit card for them to know exactly where he’d be. Good work for the 2 LEO depts to work so well together to get a child predator put away.

  • I love the world wide web, where you can sentence a person to death based on three paragraphs of a police press release…

    • I think everyone means death after being found guilty in a court by a jury. I am also of the opinion that we need to get tougher and lose some predators. Overpopulation and such

    • Firefighters wife

      Jerry,maybe he was just visiting family in garberville and wanted to stay at the lone pine motel. He must not have realized that he shouldn’t leave Texas, being he’s wanted and all.

  • Felder Henley Frey

    ‘Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air, Up ahead in the distance I saw a shimmering light, my head grew heavy, my sight grew dim I had to stop for the night…’
    ‘We are programmed to receive, you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave’

  • Innocent until proven guilty! I actually know this guy and he was just using the bathroom in an alley and by coincidence a parent walked by with her child

  • Julius, That is BS… I know this scumbag also. He raped his 8 year old daughter. He also, raped an 11 year old girl when he was 19, so no he is not innocent.

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