Hidey Hole Fails Wanted Man, Lots of Guns Found

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On 02-04-2015 at approximately 4:45 AM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence located on Henderson Lane in Covelo, California in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant, and search warrant, for a wanted person named Winterhawk Eugene Lincoln.

Upon arrival at the Henderson Lane address Deputies were unable to locate Lincoln. Deputies then responded to Tabor Lane, in Covelo and located Lincoln’s vehicle parked at a residence.

As Deputies approached the residence they heard what sounded like movement from within the residence and somebody running out a back door.  Deputies where unable to locate Lincoln during an initial search of the area.

A short time later, Deputies, along with their K9 partners, where able to pick up a fresh track.  Deputies then located Lincoln hiding in a dirt hole that he had dug in an effort to elude law enforcement detection.

Lincoln was taken into custody without incident for the three outstanding arrest warrants (burglary, a felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition and trespassing with $140,000.00 total bail).

In connection to the arrest, a search warrant was served at an undisclosed location, at which time Deputies located numerous firearms, mostly rifles and a shotgun, along with ammunition.

Lincoln was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked for the arrest warrants and the additional charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and a felon in possession of ammunition.  Lincoln was to be held in lieu of $100,000.00 bail for the additional charges


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