Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 29800(A)1PC- felon in possession of a firearm, 25850(A) PC-possession of a loaded firearm in a public place, 30305(A)1 PC- possession of ammunition by a prohibited person
Report Number:
2013-34464    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
29800(A)1PC- felon in possession of a firearm, 25850(A) PC-possession of a loaded firearm in a public place, 30305(A)1 PC- possession of ammunition by a prohibited person
Location:
24280 Foothill Blvd, Covelo, CA
When: Date: 10-19-13 Time: 23:57 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: David W. Freeman 68 Covelo, CA
         
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 10-19 at approximately 11:00 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office observed a blue mini-van pass through the stop sign at the intersection of Howard St and Airport Road in Covelo without stopping.

A traffic stop was initiated in the 24000 block of Foothill Blvd and the driver, sixty-eight year-old David Freeman, was contacted. Freeman immediately walked back to the patrol car to meet the Deputy.

As one Deputy spoke to Freeman the other Deputy walked up to Freeman's vehicle and observed a short barreled 12 gauge pump shotgun in plain view in the back seat. It was loaded with five rounds of 00 buckshot in the magazine. MCSO Dispatch confirmed that Freeman was a convicted felon, prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Freeman was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and possessing a loaded firearm in a public place. He was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was lodged with bail set at $25,000.00.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani