[UPDATE] ‘Ringleader’ of Marijuana Robbery Arrested, Said Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office
Trevor Jackson was arrested Saturday after a citizen tip. Jackson was described by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office as the “ringleader” of a band of young men who attempted an armed robbery at a marijuana grow off Hwy 162 east of Willits about 2 a.m. on July 16.
“We’ve been looking for him in Redwood Valley,” explained Lt. Shannon Barney of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. “We’d been getting tips that he was driving around on stolen motorcycles.”
In addition, citizens complained that Jackson was burglarizing still more residences while armed. “He was seen multiple times with a long rifle,” Barney said. “The community believed he was super dangerous.”
On Saturday, Barney said, a citizen called in another tip and deputies were nearby and able to quickly get Jackson surrounded. “He gave up without any issues,” Barney said.
Jackson will face charges in other cases, explained Barney. For earlier burglaries and for more recent ones. “We found him in possession of stolen property,” Barney said.
UPDATE 4:22 p.m.:
Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
Since the initial investigation began in July, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has continued to investigate this case, identifying two additional suspects.
On 7/17/2017, Joshua Hanover, a 29 year old male who lives in the Redwood Valley area, was stopped on Highway 101 in Redwood Valley and arrested on an unrelated warrant from Sonoma County. Subsequent to that arrest and this investigation Sheriff’s Detectives determined Joshua was a suspect in this robbery. A case was submitted against him to the DA’s Office and he was subsequently charged with kidnapping for robbery and armed during the commission of a felony. His bail was set at $525,000.
Detectives also identified Trevor Michael Jackson, 34, a transient in Redwood Valley as a suspect. For approximately a month and a half, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies and Allied Law Enforcement Agencies have been attempting to locate and arrest Jackson. He has fled several times, on motorcycles and all terrain vehicles when deputies approach. On 08-26-17, at approximately 5:00 PM, based on a tip from a community member, Jackson was located hiding on a piece of property in the 4800 block of Black Bart Trail in Redwood Valley. Jackson was arrested without incident and booked on a felony arrest warrant stemming from this case. His bail on this case was set at $500,000.
This case is still under investigation and Jackson is a suspect in numerous other thefts that have occurred in the area of Redwood Valley. Sheriff’s Detectives anticipate filing several additional cases with the DA’s Office for review of charges. These charges will include motor vehicle theft, grand theft/possession of stolen property, weapons possession, and burglary charges. Any persons with information about this case are encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.
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