Suspicious man carrying loaded gun, one in his trailer

Suspicious man carrying loaded gun, one in his trailer
Photo: confiscated gun

OIriginally published as a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release

“On 03-04-2022 at about 7:40 PM a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling Cropley Lane in Willits, California.

The Deputy noticed a male, identified as William Goforth standing next to a vehicle. The Deputy noticed Goforth was prying a metal object into the door frame of the vehicle. The Deputy believed the subject was possibly trying to break into the vehicle and contacted Goforth.

When contacted Goforth advised he had a pistol in his pocket. The Deputy located and removed a fully loaded .380 handgun from Goforth’s jacket pocket.  The Deputy also located three concealed knives on Goforth’s person.

Sheriff’s Office Dispatch confirmed Goforth was prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. Goforth was found to be on probation in Mendocino County with a term to obey all laws. Williams was further found to be addicted to and had recently used a controlled substance.

Goforth advised he owned and lived in a motor-home which was parked near the location. Goforth consented to a search of the motor-home.

In the motor-home, Deputies located an fully loaded 9mm rifle with characteristics of an assault style rifle. This rifle did not have any serial numbers, and the barrel was only 8 inches in length.

Goforth was arrested on the listed charges and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.”



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