Noyo, California

From the Ukiah Daily Journal of April 17, 2007

Suspect shot by victim

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a San Francisco man for attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a man while trying to rob a boat in Noyo Harbor on Saturday.

According to sheriff’s reports, deputies responded to Noyo Harbor at 8:24 p.m. Saturday and found the victim, a 69-year-old Willows man, suffering from multiple stab-wounds to the chest.

The victim was transported to the Mendocino Coast District Hospital for treatment. He told deputies that he had discovered the suspect, Jessie Hawley, 19, of San Francisco, allegedly trying to burglarize his boat.

Hawley allegedly stabbed the victim several times, after which the victim retrieved a gun and shot Hawley three times in the legs, according to the victim’s statement.

The victim was flown to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Hawley was arrested later in the evening when he arrived at MDCH seeking treatment for gunshot wounds to the legs. He told sheriff’s detectives he had been shot in a different part of town.

Hawley was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and, after being cleared for his injuries, was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he is being held on $500,000 bond.

From the April 19, 2007 Fort Bragg Advocate-News:

A 19-year-old San Francisco man and a 69-year old Willows man were hospitalized with gunshot and knife wounds, respectively, following what Sheriff’s investigators believe was a burglary gone wrong. According to Sheriff’s Office reports, Jessie Hawley, of San Francisco, was arrested at Mendocino Coast District Hospital for attempted murder and taken to county jail after being cleared from the hospital with gunshot wounds to his legs.

At around 9 p.m., Saturday, April 14, a caller to 911 reported that he had been stabbed at a boat, temporarily moored in the harbor near the Wharf Restaurant. Deputies arrived to find that a 69-year-old male subject had been stabbed in the chest.

The victim, whose name was withheld by authorities, told deputies that he returned to his boat and found someone burglarizing it. Sheriff’s Office reports said the victim was then stabbed by the burglar. The victim told investigators that he was able to get his gun and shoot the suspect three times in the legs while both were still on the boat.

Sheriff’s Captain Kevin Broin said while the victim fled the boat, Hawley found another gun on board and shot at the victim out one of the boat’s window as he ran away.

“It wasn’t a safe place to be right about that time,” said Broin, adding that the victim turned his gun over to authorities upon their arrival. Broin said the knife used to stab the victim was believed to be a weapon which Hawley regularly carried with him.


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