Man Arrested for Attempted Homicide After Shots Fired Today

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:

Michael Dwayne StoneOn Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at about 1150am, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the California Highway Patrol Officers responded to the 1600 block of Woody Road in Mckinleyville for a report of an erratic driver. While deputies were enroute they received information of shots fired. Once deputies arrived on scene the suspect associated with the shooting was inside his residence.

Law enforcement attempted verbal contact with the suspect, however he refused to comply. A negotiator with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. The negotiator was eventually able to make contact with the suspect via phone. The negotiator was soon able to convince the suspect to come outside unarmed and he was taken into custody without incident.

Further investigation revealed that 56 year old suspect Michael Dwayne Stone, had fired at least three shots at a family member and a friend who were sitting in a vehicle outside the residence. The family member and friend were uninjured. The firearm was located in the residence and seized as evidence.

Stone was arrested and booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for attempted homicide and negligent discharge of a firearm. His bail is set at $500,000.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

Earlier Chapter: Multiple Deputies Responding to a Report of a Man With a Gun



  • Man that’s sad, a family member? I’m definitely going to wait and hear what really happened before I say something stupid or judge, I’m so glad no one was killed

  • Hey, I know this guy! Okay, so he fires off a few shots off Dows and Woody. Who hasn’t had a few too many and done that in McKinleyville…specially way out there?! But “attempted homicide?” Give me a break! Sober him up in the tank and send him home to his family. Really.

  • It’s time for ol Mikie to sit in jail for long visit. He’s been a screw up since high school. 56 is waaay past time to grow up.

    • TaxpayerSteveDobbs

      Lol since high school, that’s funny.
      Looks like bad genetics to me, I’m throwing the gaffel at this big time, maybe the son of couple cousins,.. Small town and all, not all brain functions as better genetics folks,..??
      Lets beat that horse who cares it dead,..

  • it is better to love your neighbor.

  • At your own family? That’s sad. I’m glad no one was hurt. It’s nice to hear for a change✌

  • He hasn’t been a screw up since high school! You obviously don’t know a lot about him. He went into the marines a few months before he turned18 and saw some terrible shit in the medical field. He’s had ptsd since! Yeah, he’s been a drinker. He was drunk and did something stupid. Too bad he couldnt ever get the help he’s needed for many years now. It’s sad that such a horrible thing happened to a great family, but it did. If you knew the Stone’s you wouldn’t say such horrible things. Go ahead and be judgmental and hateful if that makes you feel good and better about yourself.

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