Adam Michael Kendall has been in trouble in both California and New Jersey, and is now sitting with attempted murder charges in the Mendocino County Jail.
Kendall is known as a drug dealer, and went to a house on Yuki Avenue in Covelo, a small, rural town in northeast Mendocino County, and home to the Round Valley Indian Tribes. He was looking for a 40-year-old man who owed him money, most likely from a past drug transaction. The man he sought, however, was not a resident of Covelo, but had come from Vallejo, which is also where Kendall has lived when on the west coast. His current residence of record is in Harrison, New Jersey. It appears that he traveled from New Jersey the same day to seek out this man.
According to the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office, Kendall arrived in a white Chevrolet pickup truck, and located the man he sought. Perhaps not satisfied with the man’s response when asked for the money he was owed, Kendall attacked with a hammer, striking the man in the head, leaving a four inch laceration, among other injuries.
The Sheriff’s office was contacted, and while deputies were on the way, a Round Valley Tribal Police officer arrived on the scene and was able to stop Kendall from further attacks on his victim. He ran from the officer, and then got into his truck and fled the area. The officer lost sight of him as he drove away.
As deputies arrived on the scene, tribal police received a call that Kendall was about a mile and a half away, in a travel trailer located on Refuse Road, just to the north. Deputies, along with one of their K9 units and the Tribal Police officer, found Kendall in the trailer as described. He surrendered without further resistance, and was arrested for attempted murder.
In April of last year, while residing in Vallejo, Kendall was arrested by Ukiah area California Highway Patrol officers, and booked in Mendocino County for possession and sales of marijuana or hashish, along with driving without a license. And just a few months prior to that incident, in January 2014 and while living in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was arrested for striking another car while driving under the influence. When police arrested him, he kicked, punched and spit on the three officers, according to a story in The Jersey Journal. When he appeared in court on multiple charges, he reportedly said “I have no idea, I just woke up” and “I don’t know if I hit cops, I don’t know nothing.”
Kendall’s victim in this latest incident was taken via air ambulance to an outside county medical facility for treatment of serious injuries, including a broken wrist, fractured left orbital eye socket. and several lacerations. He is expected to survive.
For his efforts in returning to California, Kendall was booked into the Mendocino County Jail, is being held on $250,000 bail, and is being charged with a probation violation as well as attempted murder.