Arrest in June Lake on charges including assault with a deadly weapon

Mono County Sheriff’s Department news release

On August 31, 2019, shortly before 5 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a burglary at Ernie’s Tackle Shop in June Lake. It was reported that the suspect, Jeffrey Ross, had taken a shotgun from the store and was now inside his adjacent apartment.

Jeffrey Ross

Ross was alone in his apartment and was hostile toward responding law enforcement officers.

Deputies heard a muffled shot from inside Ross’s apartment and later determined that Ross fired one round into the ceiling. Sierra Wave T-Shirt shop is directly above the apartment and
was occupied at the time.

With the assistance of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Sheriff’s personnel contained the area and evacuated nearby residences and businesses.

Based upon Ross’s hostile demeanor, possession and use of a weapon, and his threatening statements, the Inyo-Mono Special Enforcement Detail (SED) responded to the scene. After prolonged negotiations, Ross still refused to exit his apartment. At approximately 11:30 pm, SED made a forcible entry into the residence and took Ross into custody.

Although force was necessary to take him into custody, Ross was not significantly injured in the process.

Ross was booked into the Mono County Jail for several charges, the most serious of which are: Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Shooting into an Inhabited Dwelling, and Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office thanks the responding agencies for their assistance in bringing this volatile situation to a safe resolution: California Highway Patrol, June Lake Fire Department, Mono County Emergency Medical Services and the Inyo-Mono Special Enforcement Detail (which is comprised of members from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police Department and Mono County Sheriff’s Office).

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8 Responses to Arrest in June Lake on charges including assault with a deadly weapon

  1. David Dennison September 7, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

    Rick O Brien…..I never do and never will capitalize his name….the only people that “respect ” him don’t even really respect him anyway..they WORSHIP him,like he’s some type of God…”the chosen one”…like no matter what he says or does,they agree and follow along,no longer able to make their own decisions,sometimes not even able to put one foot in front of the other unless trump is telling them how to do it,where to go,how to think and what to say….what is there to respect about him ?…who can respect a pathological liar,along with the many other things that make him a really bad person ?

  2. Rick O'Brien September 6, 2019 at 7:25 pm #

    You hit the nail right smack on the head, D.D ! I especially liked that you didn’t capitalize 45’s name …he doesn’t deserve it .

  3. David Dennison September 6, 2019 at 3:51 pm #

    Inyo Local…..Where have I heard that before.?…oh,wait….I know….it was the NRA saying it,and trump back-tracking (and lying AGAIN ) with his empty talk about looking into background check legislation after that latest mass-shooting saying it too….seems trump can’t do,say or decide anything on his own without the NRA (and their $$$ and votes) telling him what to do, anymore than the trump worshipers can’t have an opinion on much of anything ON THEIR OWN unless trump is saying it and then agreeing with him too, telling them (ordering them ) how to think and what to say,no matter what it might be…it’s a weak America we’re living in nowdays…

  4. Tinner September 5, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

    The guy sounds like he needs some serious help, but at the same time the public needs to be kept safe from him and people like him, he broke into a business and stole a weapon and fired it into an occupied business, he could have killed somebody and he’s not even supposed to be in possession of a firearm.
    It sounds as if he’s had more support and opportunity than most in life (just a rumor I’ve heard)
    Sick or not, guns crimes are not taken serious enough in this country.

    • Inyo local September 6, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

      This is a mental health issue, not a gun issue

      • Tinner September 6, 2019 at 6:36 pm #

        Inyo local, try reading my comment again.

  5. johnD September 5, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

    And we need more gun laws?

  6. Paco September 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm #

    One fewer sociopathic dirtbag in our community.


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