Ziggy Stone,wearing body armor, arrested after standoff with an IED

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office news release

BISHOP, CA. August 12, 2019 – On August 9, at approximately 7:15am, Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies, and a MINT Investigator arrived at a residence on Winuba Lane to serve an arrest warrant on Allen “Ziggy” Stone, a 29-year old Bishop man.

Allen ‘Ziggy’ Stone

Deputies attempted to contact Stone in a travel trailer he had been confirmed to be staying in.  Stone failed to answer the door and barricaded himself inside.  The Special Enforcement Detail was activated to respond, and additional units from CHP and the Bishop Police Department arrived to assist.

Stone exited the travel trailer wearing body armor and holding an improvised explosive device.  Stone attempted to detonate the device in his hand while surrounded by family and law enforcement.  After a short struggle, Stone was disarmed and taken into custody.  No injuries resulted from the incident.

A search of the travel trailer was conducted and an additional improvised explosive device was located along with a large amount of handgun and shotgun ammunition.  The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expert took possession of the improvised explosive devices and later defused them.

Stone was transported to the Inyo County Jail and booked on the existing Inyo County felony warrant and additional charges of:  attempted murder, assault likely to produce gross bodily injury, possession of destructive device, possession of materials with intent to make destructive device, attempt to ignite any destructive devise with intent to injure, obstructing or resisting executive officer using threats force or violence, felon in possession of body armor, felon in possession of ammunition, violation felony probation, obstruct or resist officer.

Stone’s bail has been set at $650,000.

 

 

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Desertrat
Desertrat
3 years ago

Drugs were absolutely involved in his decision making, no question. But the additional charges, attempted murder etc. are ridiculous. As always LE and their approach always escalate the situation. It went from probation violation for not checking in to attempted murder. It seems obvious that he was afraid of LE… Read more »

Tj
Tj
3 years ago

We should pass a few new laws outlawing felons from possessing body armor, ied’s, battery, resisting arrest, violating probation, and guns and ammo. More laws will make us much safer!

Desertrat
Desertrat
3 years ago

Charles O, and Dennison…yes the cops lie. I’m not saying that the guy is innocent but he has not been found guilty.

David Dennison
David Dennison
3 years ago
Reply to  Desertrat

With this one,if Law Enforcement is “lying”,it sure seems an elaborate scheme they came up with and story to make an arrest….failing to open the door on an arrest warrant, him finally coming out wearing body armor…..with a destructive devise in his hand,holding his family kinda like a hostage and… Read more »

Dpblue
Dpblue
3 years ago
Reply to  David Dennison

The press release said nothing about drugs being found.

David Dennison
David Dennison
3 years ago
Reply to  Dpblue

ooppps….my bad….when I saw all the “Possession of charges”,I thought it said drugs too….not just explosive and destructive devises…usually,it seems where there’s ammo,destructive devises,assault,attempted murder,obstructing,resisting,etc.,I guess we (I) just figure somehow,someway drugs were involved in that kinda decision-making…

Desertrat
Desertrat
3 years ago

Almost Native, his arrest warrant was for not checking in to probation.

Desertrat
Desertrat
3 years ago

First of all Bencoma never pulled a gun on anyone. They did not have bodycams turned on and his finger prints were not on gun or cartridges. There were not 1 not 2 but 3 mistrials before he was convicted and his case is currently in the appeal process. Not… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
3 years ago
Reply to  Desertrat

So let’s see….with Bencoma,LE lied about the pistol…and the three “mistrials” mean he was actually not guilty…even though a jury found him guilty….and with this one,the threats with the IED (destructive devise),they’re made up too,where only the parole violation and drug charges will stick.meaning he’ll be out of jail and… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
3 years ago
Reply to  Desertrat

@Desertrat,
If we can’t believe the cops, why should we believe you?

Old Timer
Old Timer
3 years ago
Reply to  Desertrat

The Deputy, (not named by Desert rat, so I won’t name him here) was not found guilty of misconduct, still lives in the area, and still works for the Sheriff’s Dept, I can’t address the other stuff, except the Sheriff’s office said they did not have cameras on because they… Read more »

Almost Native
Almost Native
3 years ago

I’m not trying to defend this guy, but I wish the article said what the arrest warrants were for?

TruthHurts
TruthHurts
3 years ago

What a waste of a life. Can’t wait for the family he didn’t care if he blew up come running to defend him. That’s the most entertaining part.

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
3 years ago

Maybe this time , the Judge can put him away until his hair turns gray . This dude shouldn’t have been walking free in the first place , seeing how only 2 years ago , he committed an armed robbery on the 29th of August, right after committing an assault… Read more »

Old Yeller
Old Yeller
3 years ago
Reply to  Rick O'Brien

Try talking to the judge brian lamb.. you know the one who was admonished 3 times.. there’s a reason these P.O.S. keeps getting released. AND Its BRIAN LAMB.

David Dennison
David Dennison
3 years ago

Tinner…I think they are….especially for a felon and career criminal…what I’m expecting soon is people commenting,defending this guy,saying how he,this “child”,is being picked on by Law Enforcement,kinda like they did with Ray Bencoma when he pulled the gun on LE a few years back ,ended up getting shot,and soon followed… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
3 years ago

IED’s should be banned.