Man Arrested As Deputies Investigate Shooting in Fort Bragg

Man Arrested As Deputies Investigate Shooting in Fort Bragg

A Mendocino County man was recently arrested while law enforcement was in the process of investigating a shooting in Fort Bragg.

According to a press release by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of a shooting in Fort Bragg near Boice Lane and North Highway 1 on the morning of March 16. Witnesses reportedly described a suspect vehicle in the shooting as a white four-door Honda sedan being driven by a Hispanic female adult.

A spent 9mm casing was also found near the scene.

Law enforcement, including units from the Fort Bragg Police Department, initiated a search for the suspect vehicle.

Based on prior knowledge, deputies suspected the involvement of a woman known to be associated with gang-related activities and with a suspected connection to a previous shooting. The suspect was on pretrial release for a previous shooting case.

Deputies proceeded to Dryer Lane, where the suspect was associated with a residence.

Deputies then traveled to a residence known to be associated with the suspect, located on Dryer Lane. Upon arrival, they observed the white Honda sedan leaving the area at high speed.

After a short pursuit, deputies stopped the vehicle and detained the occupants. Though deputies did not find evidence related to the shooting, they did reportedly find a bullet hole in the driver’s side door.

While at the Dryer Lane address, officers stopped a second vehicle seen leaving the location and detained an individual with active warrants, identified as Dylan Dixon, 18. Law enforcement reportedly found Dixon to be in possession of firearms and a large quantity of suspected psilocybin mushrooms.

Dixon was ultimately arrested on firearms-related charges, violation of pretrial release terms, and possession of controlled substances. He was booked at the Mendocino County jail on $150,000 bond.

Authorities continue to investigate the shooting in Fort Bragg. Anyone with information related to the case is encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 707-463-4086.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous have the option to call the non-emergency tip line at 707-234-2100.

Man Arrested As Deputies Investigate Shooting in Fort Bragg was last modified: March 18th, 2024 by admin
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