(Note: Original press release stated the suspect, Negie Fallis, was 27 years old. The correct age is 37.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
207 PC [Kidnapping]
273.5 [Domestic Violence]
29800 PC [Felon Possessing a Firearm]
23000 Block of Airport Road, Covelo CA
Date of Incident:
February 9, 2018
Khadijah Britton, 23 years of age, Covelo CA
Negie Fallis, 37 years of age, Covelo CA
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office is soliciting the public's assistance in locating a missing person who was possibly abducted and is considered "At Risk".
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office has been investigating a domestic violence incident, involving and armed subject, who may have abducted his girlfriend at gunpoint. The Sheriff's Office was contacted on Monday, February 12th, about a possible kidnapping that occurred on Friday, February 9th, around midnight. Sheriff's Deputies spoke to witnesses who advised that Suspect Negie Fallis arrived at the location, armed with what appeared to be a small derringer pistol, and demanded his girlfriend, Khadijah Britton, exit the residence and speak with him. Witnesses indicated Khadijah exited the residence where a physical altercation occurred between the male and female before they both entered a black Mercedes sedan and left the location. Khadijah has not been contact with family since that time. Negie who was wanted in connection with a previous domestic violence incident in January, related to the same victim, is also outstanding at this time.
The case was assigned to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Detective Unit for continued investigation. Fallis is known to frequent the Willows are and the Grindstone Rancheria in Glenn County, Lake County, and Covelo. We are requesting anyone with information related to the whereabouts of either individual to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Dispatch Center at 707-463-4086 or the Sheriff's Tip line at 707-234-2100.
UPDATED RELEASE 02-20-2018:
On 02-19-2018 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office continued investigations into the current whereabouts of Khadijah Britton and Negie Fallis, who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant issued on 02-14-2018 in connection with this case.
On 02-19-2018 at approximately 6:00 PM Officers from the Round Valley Tribal Police Department responded to a residence in the 23000 block of Road 337D in Covelo, California.
The Tribal Officers responded to the residence as they has received information that Negie Fallis was at the location. Upon arrival Tribal Officers contacted Negie Fallis outside the front of the residence and arrested him with out incident.
Tribal Officers subsequently transferred Negie Fallis to the custody of Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies who transported him to the Mendocino County Jail.
Negie Fallis was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $200,000.00 bail in regards to the felony arrest warrant.
Mendocino County Sheriff's Detectives with the assistance of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team will be conducting search operations in Covelo on 02-20-2018 in furtherance of the investigation into the whereabouts of Khadijah Britton.