Wednesday night at about 6 p.m. during routine patrol in the town of Bishop, an Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy and Tribal Police Officer spotted Ray Bencoma, 39, from Bishop, who is wanted in two prior domestic violence incidents.
Once Bencoma realized he had been seen, he darted into a residence in the 400 block of Pa Ha Lane. The Inyo County SED team, which consists of members of the Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Bishop Police Department, and Inyo County District Attorneyâ€™s Office arrived; however Bencoma refused to come out.
After receiving a signed warrant, pepper spray was introduced into the residence. Bencoma was taken into custody and transported to the Inyo County Jail where he is being held on an $80,000 bail.
Throughout the incident three other people were arrested for resisting and obstructing: Evelyn Kennedy a 45 year old Bishop woman, Arielle Stone a 23 year old Bishop woman, and a 17 year old female juvenile who was charged then released to a responsible adult.