Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Assault with a deadly weapon, Spousal battery
Report Number:
12-30582    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Assault with a deadly weapon, Spousal battery
Location:
21584 John Hyman Rd., Fort Bragg
When: Date: 11.12.12 Time: 1730 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Withheld per 293 PC
Victim #2: Matthew Jones 18 21584 John Hyman Rd. Fort Bragg, CA
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Mark Jones 56 21584 John Hyman Rd. Fort Bragg, CA
         
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 11.12.12, at about 1730 hours, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a report of an assault taking place at 21584 John Hyman Rd., Fort Bragg. At that location deputies contacted Matthew Jones, who was suffering obvious physical injuries, and declined emergency medical attention.

Matthew explained that his father, Mark Jones, was attacking Matthew's mother and he had intervened. Mark turned his attention to Matthew, punching him and kicking him about the head and upper body. Deputies also interviewed the female victim and she stated that she had been physically assaulted by Mark Jones and suffered pain as a result of the attack, and declined emergency medical attention.

Mark Jones was arrested for violations of 245(a)(1) PC and 273.5 PC and subsequently lodged at the Mendocino County Jail with bail set at $30,000.00.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten