Last year retired Judge Harold Neville was involved in a shoot-out with alleged car thieves during his attempt to block them from leaving the area of the crime. Nobody was injured. The Eureka Reporter has some details.

Obviously a visiting judge had to be called in who doesn’t know Neville.

Neville came out of retirement when Judge Banducci passed away a few years back, and helped to cover the Southern Humboldt court. I’ve always found him to be fair and I can only think of one ruling I disagree with in numerous cases I’ve brought before him – which says something.

He also presided over my son’s adoption.

I don’t know what happened last year, but I’m glad he’s around to tell the story.