Mendocino County investigators say Covelo man may be involved in missing woman case

LEFT: Negie Fallis, 38; RIGHT: Antonia Dalson, 20

The Mendocino County District Attorney's office reports that two defendants resolved their felony cases Monday afternoon in Dept. B of the Mendocino County Superior Court.

Defendant Negie Tony Fallis, 38, of Covelo, entered a no-contest plea to being a convicted felon in unlawful possession of a firearm, a felony. He also admitted having served a prior prison term for a 2012 Glenn County conviction for felony child abuse.

Fallis's case will be called again in Dept. B on Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. for judgment and sentencing and, according to the DA he will be remanded into custody at that time to begin serving a stipulated four-year state prison sentence.

The DA says Fallis's current purported girlfriend, Antonia Dulce Bautista Dalson, 20, of Covelo, also entered a no-contest plea to a being an accessory, a felony. The DA says she helped Fallis elude law enforcement and hide guns.

Dalson's is scheduled to be in court Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. for judgment and sentencing. The DA also said the defendant plead "open" today, meaning she can be granted supervised probation with up to one year in the county jail or be sentenced to local prison for up to three years.

The DA says a no-contest plea to a felony charge is the same as a guilty plea for all purposes.

The prosecutor handling the above cases is District Attorney David Eyster, who says the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office and the Round Valley Tribal Police are the investigating agencies.

The sheriff's office is currently investigating the disappearance of 23-year-old Khadijah Britton, who investigators say was last seen with "a man who may have abducted his girlfriend at gunpoint."

The judge, who accepted from each defendant their admissions of criminal liability and who will pronounce sentence on each on December 4th and 11th is Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Cindee Mayfield, according to the Mendocino DA.

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