Press release from the Eureka Police Department:
On 8/22/12, at about 12:25 AM, a Eureka Police Department Officer on patrol attempted to contact a subject known to him, Robert Ray Wildman (age 31), in the parking lot of Winco Foods. Wildman was on active CDC parole for burglary. He was also a heavily tattooed, documented member of a local criminal street gang.
Wildman was taken into custody at gunpoint. During a subsequent search of his vehicle, officers located a Norinco SKS assault rifle, approximately 20 grams of suspected tar heroin, and nearly $8,700.00 cash. During the pursuit, officers also saw Wildman throw another firearm out of his vehicle. This occurred around the first span of the Samoa Bridge. The weapon, a SWD Industries “M-11 Nine” 9mm auto pistol, bounced off the railing and was recovered by officers. However, its detachable magazine fell into the bay. A single 9mm bullet was recovered with the M-11 leading officers to believe it may have been loaded. (The M-11 is a compact, high capacity, rapid fire weapon similar in appearance to a “Mac-10” or “Uzi”).
Wildman was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for multiple felony offenses including:
• Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
• Possession of an assault weapon
• Possession of ammunition by a prohibited person
• Reckless evading of a peace officer
• Possession of a controlled substance
• Parole violation