John Ross Ferrara / Tuesday, Nov. 2 @ 5:15 p.m. / Crime

Local Man Arrested on Five Felony Charges Including Alleged Possession of Meth for Sale, Carrying Loaded Guns in Public

Starkey's booking information. | DNCSO

A local man was arrested on a slew of felony charges after Del Norte County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at his home in an unincorporated area near Crescent City early this morning.

Donald Ray Starkey. | DNCSO

Sheriff Randy Waltz told the Outpost that deputies stopped 34-year-old Donald Ray Starkey in his vehicle near his residence following the reported disturbance. Upon making the traffic stop, officers allegedly found Starkey to be in possession of two loaded handguns, 24 grams of meth, psilocybin mushrooms, a scale, an undisclosed amount of cash and other drug paraphernalia.  

“[24 grams of meth] is more than just a personal use amount,” Waltz said.

Starkey was booking into the Del Norte County Jail for five felony charges and several misdemeanors, including inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, possession of a controlled substance and a loaded firearm, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, battery causing serious bodily injury, carrying a loaded firearm in public and wilful cruelty to a child.

Starkey is being held in the Del Norte County Jail on $100,000 bail.


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