Jan 3, 2018
Misty Lee Hawkins arrested for alleged theft and assault at Keith's Market
On 12-28-2017 at about 4:30 PM Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported theft and physcial assault in the 76000 block of Highway 162 in Covelo, California (Keith's Market).
The suspect was described as being a Native American female adult wearing a mini skirt and tall black boots or socks.
While Deputies were responding, dispatch advised that Covelo Tribal Police had detained Misty Lee Hawkins at the store.
When Deputies arrived, they made contact with a 61 year-old male employee at the store. The employee stated Hawkins entered the store and took possession of several food items and bottles of alcohol without paying for them before exiting the store.
The employee contacted Hawkins and attempted to stop her and retrieve the items, at which time Hawkins struck him in the face with her hand, causing minor injury to the left of his face.
Hawkins let go of the shopping basket that contained the stolen food items. The store employee grabbed the basket and went back inside of the store.
Hawkins followed the employee back into the store where she was told she had to leave. Hawkins became angry and started screaming and yelling at him. Hawkins then picked up a metal pipe and attempted to strike the employee with the pipe, by throwing it at him. The employee had to jump out of the way to keep from being hit with the pipe.
Hawkins was subsequently placed under arrest for the above listed charges. Deputies also learned that Hawkins had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for her arrest out of the Mendocino County Superior Court for failing to appear in court on an unrelated case.
Hawkins was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $82,500.00 bail.