A Suicide At The County Jail & A Correction

by AVA News Service, May 4, 2011

The headline on the front page of the Ukiah paper read: “Inmate Suicide A Local Transient.”

We think of transients as non-local, but Lance Scholfield, 29, was local. Lance attended Boonville schools, and many of us will remember that the Scholfields lived in Yorkville, and then they lived across the highway from Jack's Valley Store where they didn't quite complete construction of the home they were building there.

Lance Scholfield

The family broke up and Lance, by then an adult, moved on out to the Mendocino Coast where he came to have no fixed address. On Thursday the 21st of April, Lance was arrested at Bainbridge Park in Fort Bragg. After a rather prolonged struggle with the arresting officers, Lance was driven to the County Jail on Low Gap Road Ukiah.

That night, just after lights out at 9pm, Lance hanged himself, and three days later he died at Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa. His death saddens everyone who knew him.

2 Responses to A Suicide At The County Jail & A Correction

  1. Andrea Scholfield Reply

    December 1, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Who wrote this? It’s full of errors and I would like them corrected. Where did this information even come from? Does anyone do their job correctly anymore?

  2. Bruce Anderson Reply

    December 2, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Dear Ms. Scholfield,
    Most of this information came from a Sheriff’s Office Press Release. Please feel free to correct any errors or omissions you feel are necessary in your version of this said event, now more than two years old.

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