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

  1. Desertrat August 17, 2019 at 11:12 am #

    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 and armed himself against them, and rightfully so. Every LE officer in town were there with their guns drawn, and for what???? Violating his probation? If it wasn’t for his family who finally convinced him to surrender, despite the war zone they created, it very well could have and probably would have ended in tragedy. Oh and the alleged bomb was a tennis ball with a firecracker in it. We all know that the world is a crazy place and there are bad people out there. It is in the news everyday. We know there are bad cops too, also in the news regularly. But for some reason the very same people who are so quick to judge these “”criminals” solely on allegations, refuse to acknowledge the LE corruption that does infact exist. It is a well known FACT that government corruption is real and more prominent in small, close knit communities. I am not trying to make excuses for his actions by any means but the unnessesarry rude comments are uncalled for. He has a very large and law obiding (for the most part) family who loves him. Have a heart. They have enough to worry about already and can do without the hurtful comments and public shaming.

  2. Tj August 17, 2019 at 9:08 am #

    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!

  3. Desertrat August 13, 2019 at 8:12 pm #

    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 August 14, 2019 at 8:44 am #

      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 making threats to officers…and then after subduing him,finding ammo and drugs in the trailer…that’s a lot of bases to cover and prove in a court of law,if it weren’t true…seems if they were “out to get him “,they’d want to keep it simple and easy to prove….or if they were REALLY “out to get him ” off the streets,a simpler way for them to do it….seems to me,LE did a good job holding back from what they could’ve done..we’ll see how it turns out in court,probably after years of delays,hiring and firing defense attorneys….more delays….and then,if convicted,years of appeals……

      • Dpblue August 15, 2019 at 5:59 am #

        The press release said nothing about drugs being found.

        • David Dennison August 15, 2019 at 11:59 am #

          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…

  4. Desertrat August 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

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

  5. Desertrat August 13, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

    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 to mention the officer who shot him has been found guilty of misconduct and no longer lives in the area. As far as this case goes…….just because these charges have been filed does not mean he is guilty. I guarantee that there is not enough evidence to prosicute him for at least half the charges. Sure the violations and possession charges will probably stick but the others…………not likely.

    • David Dennison August 13, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

      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 back on the streets soon..if your right,and since he is and has been such a productive and model citizen,just like Bencoma,what great news for us living in the Owens Valley…

    • Charles O. Jones August 13, 2019 at 6:29 pm #

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

    • Old Timer August 14, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

      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 have a red light that can be seen, so would make them visible to someone in the dark.

  6. Almost Native August 13, 2019 at 10:10 am #

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

  7. TruthHurts August 13, 2019 at 7:07 am #

    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.

  8. Rick O'Brien August 12, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

    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 with injuries on the 4th . That means he served less than 2 years for ARMED ROBBERY with an assault charge kicker ! What’s wrong with this picture …?

    • Old Yeller August 14, 2019 at 5:00 am #

      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.

  9. David Dennison August 12, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

    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 by a conviction and I think a 144 year prison sentence…with that one,and maybe this one too,the lesson to be learned is,eventually,even with the goofy court system we have, things catch-up to you,and there’s consequences for your actions…

  10. Tinner August 12, 2019 at 2:51 pm #

    IED’s should be banned.


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