Four men arrested after dispute in Fortuna

On Saturday, March 29 at approximately 8:39 p.m., officers responded to a residence located in the 300 block of North Fortuna Boulevard in Fortuna on a report of a verbal argument. Upon arrival officer’s contacted Mark Shelton, William Richard Brown and Michael Sorden at the residence.

Moments later the property owner, Marcus McCain, showed up on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. McCain was found to be on probation for narcotics related offenses and a search of his person was conducted resulting in an officer locating a bindle of suspected methamphetamine in close proximity to McCain.

A probation search was then conducted on McCain’s residence. Officers located approximately four grams of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a tazer, stolen property and forged and altered checks. The checks were documented as reported stolen to the Fortuna Police Department approximately two weeks prior. The victim reported that several of the checks had been fraudulently issued.

Marcus McCain was charged with possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a drug house, driving on a suspended license and probation violation.

Michael Sorden was charged with resisting arrest, providing false identification to a police officer, possession of a tazer by a felon and parole violation.

Mark Shelton was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

William Richard Brown was charged with possession of stolen property and forgery.

All four subjects were transported and booked to the Humboldt County jail.

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1. William Brown

2. Michael Sorden

3. Marcus McCain