Man arrested and threatened for wielding a gun


COVELO – On the afternoon of September 3, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a two-person dispute over the possible connection of a gun on the 300 block off Biggar Lane.

A 38-year-old woman had an argument with her boyfriend, 38-year-old Reginald Azbill.

The victim reported that Azbill hit her on the head with his open hand a few days before the 3rd and did not report it.

Then on the 3rd, Azbill allegedly confronted the woman in the bathroom, pointed a gun at her and threatened her. Then he left the residence

Azbill was in the Post Release Community Supervision and was therefore not allowed to own any firearms or ammunition.

Then, on September 5th, came another rocking call from Willits. A 48-year-old New Jersey man was in the area helping his girlfriend change her locks.

The man noticed Azbill in the front yard. The suspect pulled out his gun and pretended to load it.

Azbill left the area, but later left the New Jersey man a threatening text message.

MPs later contacted Azbill on the 300 block off Biggar Lane and he was “peacefully detained”.

The suspect had two loaded 9mm handguns as well as 3 grams of methg and a meth pipe in his possession.

One of the two firearms was reported stolen from Texas.

Azbill has been charged with assault with a gun, domestic violence, burglary, banned person in possession of a gun and ammunition, possession of a controlled substance, and threats.

He was booked into the Mendocino County Jail with a no bail status.

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