Lion Raisins executive arrested for throwing rocks at cars

Bruce Lion is on the wrong side of the law just a few years after facing a felony charge in court.

Embattled Lion Raisins executive Bruce Lion was arrested last week in Carmel for throwing rocks at cars on Highway 1. 

This is the latest incident that Lions has found himself at odds with the law. 


The big picture: Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies responded to calls of someone throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Highway 1. 

  • When deputies arrived on the scene, they found that the highway was blocked with lumber and electrical cord. 
  • The investigation revealed that construction workers nearby had been allegedly assaulted by Lion. 
  • According to a report from KSBW, Lion fought with deputies as they detained him. He was booked into jail without bail. 

The backstory: In 2019 Lion faced 41 charges in court, including for allegedly punching his cousin in the face at Lion Raisins. 

  • Lion’s wife also filed for a legal separation and accused him of domestic violence. 
  • He had also been barred from owning guns due to a restraining order, but faced a felony for possessing a shotgun. 
  • He also allegedly made death threats against an employee at Sierra Racquet Club. 
  • In August 2019 Lion was sentenced to two years of probation for making criminal threats and having a gun when ordered not to by a judge.
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