Man Demands Money Owed at Knife Point

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Press Release:

On 07/05/2013 at approximately 1650 hours, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service regarding criminal threats and a brandishing of a knife in the 100 block of Mountain View Road in Manchester, California [Manchester Indian Reservation].

When Deputies arrived they contacted victims Elvis Scarioni and Colleen Rice.  Both victims told Deputies that the suspect John Logan had entered their residence and forced entry into the bedroom they were occupying.

Logan then demanded monies Scarioni owed him for labor work performed on Scarioni’s property.

After Scarioni informed Logan that he was presently unable to pay him the monies owed, Logan demanded keys to a vehicle in Scarioni’s possession.

Logan then brandished a knife and threatened to kill both Scarioni and Rice and/or cut their throats, and then demanded money or the keys to the vehicle.

Rice provided Logan a set of keys to the above vehicle and Logan departed the location in that vehicle.

Deputies responded to another location on the reservation and made contact with Logan outside of a residence.  Logan was immediately arrested on an outstanding active arrest warrant for driving without a license [section 12500 of the California Vehicle Code].

Incident to that arrest, Deputies established probable cause to arrest Logan in regards to the reported incident on Mountain View Road.

Logan was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges where he was to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.

Name: John Logan
Age: 41
City/State: Manchester, Ca


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