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Moye Formally Charged in Lee Homicide, Bail Set At $3.75 Million

MADERA — A 46-year-old North Fork man was formally arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Madera County Superior Court, charged with the Saturday night murder of Gaylen D. Lee, a widely respected Elder in the Mono Indian tribe. Lee, 70, died July 6 after being shot at his home just off Cascadel Drive (Road 233) in North Fork. Robert Eugene Moye, Jr., ...

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O’Keefe Murder Trial Now Set For August 12

MADERA — A formal trial date has finally been scheduled for Mary O’Keefe, accused of murder in the 2016 death of North Fork resident Bonnie Hale. On Tuesday, Madera County Superior Court Judge Dale Blea set O’Keefe’s trial for August 12. At this morning’s proceedings in Department 22, Judge Blea also received a brief update on the long-running case from ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 7

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 1 to Sunday, July 7, 2019. Oakhurst coroner’s case On Tuesday, July 2 at 10:56 p.m. a deputy responded to a coroner’s case on Nelder Heights Drive. Man Drowns While Boating On Bass Lake Coarsegold found property On Wednesday, July 3 ...

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Man Drowns While Boating On Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) initiated a search and rescue response for a possible drowning in the Bass Lake area. On Wednesday, July 3, the MCSO identified the victim as Kien Phan, 43, from Sachse, Texas. With his family, Mr. Phan had rented a boat from a local ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 24 to Sunday, June 30, 2019. Coarsegold narcotics  On Monday, June 24 at 6:37 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding found narcotics. An item was recovered and booked for destruction. The case was closed. North ...

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Undersheriff Tyson Pogue Graduates From Elite FBI Academy Program

QUANTICO, Va. — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) announces the graduation of Undersheriff Tyson Pogue from the 276th Session of the FBI National Academy-Quantico in Quantico, Virginia. Undersheriff Pogue is an 18-year veteran of MCSO and currently serves as second in command. Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program offers ten weeks of advanced, executive-level leadership ...

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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Owners Of Recovered Stolen Statue

UPDATE: June 27, 2019 — The owner of the stolen property has been identified according to the Sheriff’s Office. No further information is available at this time. MADERA COUNTY — Law enforcement officials are looking for the owners of decorative property they believe was stolen and is now recovered. Madera County Sheriff’s Office detectives say the wooden statue pictured here ...

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Solo-Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic At Rocky Cut On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Traffic was backed up following a solo-vehicle accident early Sunday evening on Highway 41 in the area known locally as the Rocky Cut, about halfway between the 22 Mile House and Road 200. Just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, CHP was called to the scene of a vehicle off the east side of the roadway ...

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Public’s Help Sought To Locate Missing Youth

UPDATE: June 17, 2019 — Sources say Skyler has been located. No further information is available at this time. MARIPOSA — The National Center for Missing & Exploited children is seeking the public’s help in the search for a missing Mariposa youth. Skyler Riggins-Willey, 16, was reported missing from Mariposa on Monday, June 3. Skyler is a white male with ...

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