Woman held at gunpoint in Laytonville attempted robbery; 3 arrested


LAYTONVILLE, Calif. - Three men were arrested after they allegedly broke into a woman's home and held her at gunpoint demanding drugs and money.

According to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, two men broke into the home of a 62-year-old woman in Laytonville on Nov. 20. The victim recounted to deputies that she opened her door after hearing a knock, only to find a gun pointed at her and forced back inside. The pair demanded money and drugs which she stated she had neither.

The men then "pistol whipped" her several times and only left once a family member showed up at the home.

The two men ran to a nearby vehicle that had a third man in it who quickly took off. The men were later identified as D'wan Porter-Walker, 20, of Oakland, James Richardson, 49, of Discovery Bay, and Johnny Walker III, 40, of Oakland.

After getting tips on their location from the Tribal Police Officers, deputies located the trio in their vehicle and conducted a high-risk felony stop on Highway 101 north of Willits.

The victim positively identified all three subjects as being the suspects who had been at her home.

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