MENDOCINO Co., 10/5/19 — The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Fort Bragg man for attempted murder, however, no one was actually injured.
The MCSO allege that David Appier, 34, shot at a 31 year old man, after an altercation with that man’s girlfriend over “presumed living arrangements.” Appier allegedly shot at the man, and missed, after which the man and his girlfriend fled and called 911. The incident occurred in the 21000 block of North Petaluma Ave. in Fort Bragg.
Here is the press release from the MCSO:
DATE: “October 4, 2019”MCSO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
664/187 PC (Attempted Murder)
21000 block of North Petaluma Avenue in Fort Bragg, CA
Date of Incident:
Adult Male (31 year-old from Fort Bragg, CA)
David Appier (34 year-old male from Fort Bragg, CA)
Sgt. J. Comer #1197
On 10-02-2019 at approximately 10:54 p.m., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies received a radio call for service for a shooting at a property located in the 21000 block of North Petaluma Avenue in Fort Bragg, California.
Deputies requested Emergency Medical Services stage in the area with further information suggesting there may be a victim of a gunshot.
After Deputies arrived they secured the scene and contacted five subjects at the location, they quickly determined that no one was shot or injured. Deputies initiated an investigation into the incident.
During that investigation Deputies interviewed all five subjects residing on the property and learned David Appier had been verbally abusive towards a female over presumed living arrangements. The female was in a cohabitating/dating relationship with a 31 year-old male who arrived at the location minutes before the shooting took place.
The 31 year-old male and female where at the location and inside a recreational vehicle (RV) when they overheard Appier yelling and walking towards their location.
The 31 year-old male exited the RV to prevent any further confrontation with his girlfriend and Appier immediately shot at the male victim but missed. The 31 year-old male and his girlfriend quickly fled the location for safety and 9-1-1 was called.
Deputies located a firearm in plain view in the area where Appier was initially found at the location. Based on their investigation, Deputies developed sufficient probable cause to arrest Appier for attempted homicide.
Appier was also found to have two outstanding active misdemeanor warrants out of Mendocino County for failure to appear in court.
Appier was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $125,000.00 bail.
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten #1184