On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at about 1150am, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the California Highway Patrol Officers responded to the 1600 block of Woody Road in McKinleyville for a report of an erratic driver. While deputies were en route they received information of shots fired. Once deputies arrived on scene the suspect associated with the shooting was inside his residence.
Law enforcement attempted verbal contact with the suspect, however, he refused to comply. A negotiator with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. The negotiator was eventually able to make contact with the suspect via phone. The negotiator was soon able to convince the suspect to come outside unarmed and he was taken into custody without incident.
Further investigation revealed that 56-year-old suspect Michael Dwayne Stone had fired at least three shots at a family member and a friend who were sitting in a vehicle outside the residence. The family member and friend were uninjured. The firearm was located in the residence and seized as evidence.
Stone was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for attempted homicide and negligent discharge of a firearm. His bail is set at $500,000.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.