Double-shooting suspect arrested after initially eluding authorities
Booking Photo: Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of 34-year-old Jameson Jackson of Ukiah, the primary suspect in a double-shooting at an illegal marijuana grow operation that left one person dead.
The shooting, which claimed the life of one man, age 30, and wounded another, age 38, occurred on Bagger Lane on Monday, August 17. An officer with the Round Valley Tribal Police later spotted the suspect vehicle and gave chase, but the suspects — an adult male and adult female — abandoned the vehicle at a cemetery and fled on foot.
The female suspect, identified as 31-year-old Shayla Guerero of Covelo, whom authorities say was the driver of the vehicle, was located and arrested as an accessory. For the time being, however, Jackson remained at large.
Jackson, for his part, was no stranger to law enforcement. Deputies learned he’d already fled from police in Calpella just weeks earlier, and had four arrest warrants for criminal threats, second-degree robbery, cruelty to a child, dissuading a victim by force, rape by force, failing to appear on charges, and committing a felony while on bail for a felony.
Then, just before 6 PM on Wednesday, August 19, Jackson was located and arrested by Round Valley Tribal Police in the area of Mina Road and Highway 162 in Covelo. He was later turned over to Mendocino County Sheriff’s Detectives and booked at the Mendocino County Jail.