Deputies arrest 'ring leader' in Covelo armed robbery


COVELO, Calif. - Investigators have identified two additional suspects in an armed robbery that occurred off Highway 162 on July 16 where suspects posed as law enforcement, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said on July 17, Joshua Hanover, 29, of Redwood Valley, was stopped on Highway 101 in Redwood Valley and arrested on an unrelated warrant out of Sonoma County. Investigators determined Hanover was a suspect in the July 16 robbery. A case against Hanover was submitted to the District Attorney's Office and he was later charged with kidnapping for robbery and armed during the commission of a felony, according to officials.

Another man identified as a suspect in the robbery was Trevor Micheal Jackson, a 34-year-old transient in Redwood Valley. Detectives said for about a month and a half, deputies have been attempting to locate and arrest Jackson, however, he has evaded several times on motorcycles and all terrain vehicles. On August 26, around 5:00 p.m., Jackson was located hiding on a piece of property in the 4800 block of Black Bart Trail in Redwood Valley and was arrested and booked on a felony warrant stemming from this case, according to deputies.

Officials said the case is still under investigation and Jackson is a suspect in numerous other thefts that have happened in the area of Redwood Valley. Detectives anticipate filing more cases with the District Attorney's Office for review including motor vehicle theft, grand theft, possession of stolen property, weapons possession, and burglary.

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