Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Child endangerment
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Child endangerment
When: Date: 8/2/2012 Time: 2000
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Jesse Martinez 31 Covelo, Ca
Written by: Lieutenant Kirk Mason
On 8-2-2012, at about 2000 sheriffs deputies were dispatched to a residence in Covelo regarding the possible assault on a juvenile.

Upon arrival, the deputy learned that a 5 year old developmentally disabled child had been assaulted by his father, Suspect Jesse Martinez 31 years of age of Covelo. Deputies learned that Suspect Jesse Martinez was upset because somebody in the house had been throwing away mail that belonged to another person living in the residence.

The investigating deputy located what appeared to be a bruise above the eyebrow of the juvenile and a small laceration on his forehead (no medical attention was required). The juvenile also identified Suspect Jesse Martinez as the person that had assaulted him. It was also learned that Suspect Jesse Martinez had (3) three outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Suspect Jesse Martinez was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County where he is currently being held without bail.
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