Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 245 PC, 29825 (A) (B) PC, & 29505 PC
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245 PC, 29825 (A) (B) PC, & 29505 PC
11800 block of Hungry Hollow Road Philo, Ca
When: Date: 09/12/13 Time: 1915 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Branden Johnson 34 Philo, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Mike Dygert
Synopsis: On 09/12/13 at approximately 1915 hours Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Deputies were dispatched to the 11800 block of Hungry Hollow Road in Philo, California regarding a neighbor dispute.

The reporting party informed Deputies that Brandon Johnson had possibly shot another neighbor's dog the previous day. The reporting party also advised Johnson was in the roadway near his residence causing a disturbance by playing loud music and shouting obscenities.

Deputies went to Johnson's residence and as they approached the driveway they could hear him shouting obscenities. The Deputies observed an unoccupied pickup truck parked at the driveway entrance of Johnson's property.

Deputies identified themselves and shouted at Johnson to meet with them at the base of the driveway near the unoccupied truck.

Johnson came running towards them and Deputies observed he was holding a metal object in his hand.

When Johnson came within approximately 15 feet they noticed Johnson was holding a pistol in his right hand.

The Deputies took cover and withdrew their sidearms for protection.

Johnson stopped and pointed the weapon in the direction of the Deputies for a brief moment then tossed the weapon into the bed of the unoccupied truck.

Deputies quickly took Johnson into custody for the listed charges without an exchange of any gunfire.

Deputies learned Johnson was prohibited from possessing firearms due to past criminal conviction as well as a current domestic violence restraining order issued against him.

Johnson was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges where he was to be held in lieu of $200,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten