Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 245(a)(1) PC Assault with Deadly Weapon - 417 PC Brandish Firearm
Report Number:
2013-23129    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
245(a)(1) PC Assault with Deadly Weapon - 417 PC Brandish Firearm
Location:
3100 block East Side Calpella Road - Ukiah
When: Date: 7-18-13 Time: 1234 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Male Juvenile 16 3800 block East Side Calpella Road Ukiah, CA
Victim #2: Male Juvenile 16 3800 block East Side Calpella Road Ukiah, CA
Victim #3: Female Juvenile 16 3800 block East Side Calpella Road Ukiah, CA
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: David Joseph Carr 65 years 3800 block East Side Calpella Road Ukiah, CA
         
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Synopsis: On 7-18-13 at approximately 1234 hours Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 3800 block of East Side Calpella Road in Ukiah for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle) and brandishing a firearm (rifle).

On arrival Deputies were advised two male juveniles and a female juvenile had been riding their ATV’s on their property when their neighbor returned home. The neighbor, identified as David Joseph Carr, was driving on the dirt road which accesses both residences when he suddenly accelerated and began spinning the rear tires and driving extremely fast. All of the juveniles were in the area of the road, returning their ATV’s to their fenced in storage location when Carr swerved toward them, causing the three juveniles to pull out of the way and jump their fence. The juveniles advised Carr’s truck came within 6 feet of them when it passed. The three juveniles advised they feared for their lives.

Carr pulled to a stop in front of his residence and then went inside. The three juveniles also went inside their residence and began looking at Carr’s residence through their kitchen and dining room windows. All three juveniles advised they watched as Carr came out of his front door carrying a rifle. They watched as Carr “shouldered the rifle” and pointed it toward their residence. The three juveniles advised they ducked to the floor, hid, and called 911. The three juveniles advised this was not the first time Carr had pointed a rifle at them for riding their ATV’s on their own property.

Deputies observed the tire marks on the dirt driveway and saw the gravel was disturbed as if someone had been spinning their tires, and saw the tire marks swerved inward toward the juvenile’s residence.

Deputies contacted Carr and his wife, who were in their front yard watching through the overgrowth of grape vines. Both Carr and his wife were unarmed. Carr advised he had driven very fast down the road when he returned to his residence at the request of his wife, who had called him and advised the juveniles were "terrorizing" her by riding their ATV’s on the juvenile’s property.

Carr advised he was not trying to run over the juveniles when he drove to his house. Carr advised he did have a rifle but denied ever taking it out of the gun safe that was located in his front room, next to the front door. Carr admitted he had removed the rifle a week prior and went outside to investigate a loud noise that turned out to be the juveniles trying to get their ATV unstuck.

Carr was arrested without incident for the above listed charges and booked in to the Mendocino County Jail, where he is being held on $30,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani