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Date Released: 1/22/2012
Subject: Drug Arrest
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201200342
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Loleta

On 01-21-2012, approximately 9:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office received a tip from a citizen that wanted suspect, Michael Sherman Stockhoff 21 years, was at the Bear River Casino Pump and Play, Loleta. A deputy responded to the gas station and saw Stockhoff exiting the gas station. After Stockhoff spotted the deputy he immediately began to run. The deputy chased after Stockhoff on foot. The chase crossed Singley Road and into an adjacent field where the deputy caught Stockhoff, who continued to resist arrest. After arresting Stockhoff, the deputy located a small bag of suspected methamphetamine in Stockhoffs’ front pants pocket.
Stockhoff was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine, and two warrants for his arrest. One “no bail” felony warrant for possession of drugs, and a misdemeanor warrant for possession of drugs.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or criminal related activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line 707-268-2539.

Mike Downey
Sheriff