MENDOCINO Co., 8/22/19 -- The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office has arrested two young men, Alfredo Knight, 18, and Marshall Stillday, 19, both of Hopland, on charges of attempted murder and as well as a slew of other gang-related charges. The arrest stems from an incident that occurred in Boonville, in which the two are alleged to have followed a victim and then shot the victim's car, nearly shooting that person in the head.
The two are being held at the Mendocino County Jail. We have not independently confirmed the details of this incident, nor done any investigation and are here relaying information directly from the MCSO, and as we always try to do, we reiterate that in the American justice system, all people are considered innocent until proven guilty.
The full press release with more details is below
DATE: "August 22, 2019"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
664/187 PC - Attempted Murder
182 PC - Conspiracy
186.22 PC - Participate in a Criminal Street Gang
12022 (a)(1) PC - Armed in the Commission
25850(c)(3) PC - Criminal Street Gang Member Carrying Loaded Firearm
25850 (c)(3) PC - Criminal Street Gang Member Carrying Loaded Firearm
25850 (c)(6) PC - Carrying a Loaded Handgn Not Registered to Possessor
182 (a)(1) PC - Conspiracy
186.22 PC - Participate in a Criminal Street Gang
1203.2 PC - Violation of Probation
14400 block of Highway 128 in Boonville, CA
Date of Incident:
Alfredo Asher Knight (18 year-old male from Hopland, CA)
Marshall Leland Stillday (19 year-old male from Hopland, CA)
Sergeant Luis M Espinoza #1228
On 08-07-2019 Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were asked to respond to a reported shooting which had occurred at about 10:30 PM that evening in the 14400 block of Highway 128 in Boonville, California .
The call was initially reported to CHP Ukiah Dispatch and upon arrival CHP Officers were able to determined the jurisdiction as being the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies met with CHP Officers who advised they had located evidence directly related to the reported shooting in the parking lot of the location.
Deputies spoke to the victim who reported a silver Ford Mustang had followed him to a store in Boonville where he observed the suspects inside the store. The victim was in fear for his safety based on the vehicle following him and he waited for the suspects to leave before continuing on his travels.
Upon entering the roadway, the victim reported the same suspect vehicle began to follow him for a second time.
The victim then parked in a well lit area in the 14400 block of Highway 128 in hopes the vehicle would continue. It did not and instead parked next to the victim a short distance away.
After waiting a short period of time, while the victim was seated in his vehicle, the suspect vehicle sped up and began to pass the victim's parked vehicle. As the suspect vehicle passed, the victim reported a single gunshot was heard and the rear window of his vehicle had evidence of a bullet passing through which was later determined to have narrowly missed striking the victim's head. The victim contacted 911 and reported the incident.
At the time of the initial investigation, the only information provided was a generic 2013-2014 silver Ford Mustang. A check of surveillance footage was done and two suspects were tentatively identified as Marshall Stillday and Alfredo Asher Knight.
Both suspects were known to law enforcement as being associated with a Criminal Street Gang. The investigation continued with MCSO Deputies actively looking for the vehicle and suspects.
On 08-17-2019 a Mendocino County Sheriffs Deputy, while on routine patrol, conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle which contained 5 subjects (MCSO Case #2019-24614). Two of those subjects were identified as Knight and Stillday.
During a search of the vehicle, a loaded pistol was recovered. Four suspects were initially arrested and following a review by the Mendocino County District Attorney the other two subjects were released without formal charges.
Knight and Stillday were arrested for 25850 (c)(3) PC - Criminal Street Gang Member Carrying a Loaded Firearm, 25850 (c)(6) PC - Carrying a Loaded Handgun not Registered to Possessor, 182 (a)(1) PC - Conspiracy, 186.22 PC - Participate in a Criminal Street Gang; Stillday was also arrested for a violation of his summary probation (1203.2 PC).
Based on the arrest of Stillday and Knight, a search warrant was authored for a residence in Hopland connected to the suspects.
During the execution of the search warrant a firearm was recovered which matched the caliber of firearm believed to be the weapon used in the 08-07-2019 shooting in Boonville.
Additionally, a silver 2013 Ford Mustang was located at the residence matching the suspect vehicle reported by the victim and witnesses.
Following additional investigations on 08-20-2019, Knight and Stillday (who remained in Mendocino County Jail custody) were arrested for 664/187 PC - Attempted Murder; 182 (a)(1) PC - Conspiracy; 186.22 PC - Participate in a Criminal Street Gang; 12022 (a)(1) PC - Armed in the Commission; 25850 (c)(3) PC - Criminal Street Gang Member Carrying a Loaded Firearm.
Alfredo Asher Knight remains in Mendocino County Jail custody in lieu of two separate bails ($25,000.00 and $300,000.00).
Marshall Leland Stillday remains in Mendocino County Jail custody in lieu of two separate bails ($30,000.00 and $300,000.00).
Anyone with information concerning either investigation is asked to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Tip-Line at 707-234-2100 or the WeTip Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline at 800-782-7463.8
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten #1184