Bishop man arrested for assault with firearm

Staff Writer

Last night at approximately 8:30 p.m. Inyo County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to PaHa Lane, west of Bishop, due to shots being fired in a residential area. Deputies responded and obtained witness statements that confirmed that three gunshots did take place outside a residence. Two suspects were questioned and released, and one suspect was arrested at the scene. Raymond Joseph Bencoma III, a 40-year old man from Bishop, was taken into custody and was booked into Inyo County jail on a charge of felony assault with firearm. Bail has been set at $25,000.

Investigators are encouraging anyone with additional information to contact the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office at 760-878-0383, or you may use the following link: http://www.inyocounty.us/so/report-crime/

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