WILLITS, CA., 1/30/17 — The following information is from a January 29 press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office. It has not been independently verified and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On January 28, MSCO officers were patrolling near the Sherwood Valley Casino parking lot in Willits when they encountered suspect 23 year old Michael Voris of Roseville and another subject rummaging through a vehicle. Voris claimed to be the owner of the vehicle but could not provide evidence; during a subsequent search and investigation deputies found a billy club in the car. Voris was taken to Mendocino County Jail where he was booked will $15,000 bail for possession of a billy club.
See the full press release below:
DATE: "January 29, 2017"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
22210 PC (Possession of Billy Club)
100 Kawi Place in Willits, CA
Date of Incident:
Micheal Voris (23 year-old male from Roseville, CA)
Sergeant Quincy Cromer #2651
On 01-28-2017 at approximately 8:15 A.M., Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Officer were on uniformed patrol in the area of the Sherwood Valley Casino parking lot in Willits, California.
When patrolling the area, Deputies observed two subjects rummaging through a vehicle that was parked at the location.
The Deputies contacted the subjects who advised they were searching for their personal property in the vehicle. One of the subjects, Michael Voris, stated he was the owner of the vehicle but could not provide satisfactory evidence of ownership.
During the investigation, Deputies searched the vehicle associated with the two subjects. The Deputies located what appeared to be a home-made "billy club" in the front passenger area of the vehicle.
Voris was placed under arrest for 22210 PC [Possession of a Billy Club].
Voris was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten