Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Assault with a deadly weapon / Use of a knife
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Assault with a deadly weapon / Use of a knife
20000 block of Henderson Lane Covelo, Ca
When: Date: 2/28/2013 Time: 2255 hrs
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Steven Luna Sr. 58 Covelo, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Steven Luna Jr. 26 Covelo, Ca
Written by: Lieutenant Kirk Mason
Synopsis: On 02/28/2013 at approximately 2255 hours Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a disturbance at a residence located in the 20000 block of Henderson Lane in Covelo, California.

Upon arrival Deputies determined that Steven Luna Sr. (age 58) and Steven Luna Jr. (age 26) had been involved in an argument and subsequent physical altercation.

During the argument Luna Jr. threatened to physically assault Luna Sr. and then attempted to punch him. Luna Sr. grabbed Luna Jr. and threw him to the ground.

Luna Sr. then held Luna Jr. on the ground until Luna Jr. calmed down. Once Luna Sr. released Luna Jr, he (Luna Jr.) went into the kitchen of the residence and came out armed with a kitchen style knife.

Luna Jr. then slashed Luna Sr. in the face with the knife. The injury sustained did not cause Lune Sr. to seek immediate medical treatment.

Luna Sr. was able to disarm Luna Jr. and thereafter called the Sheriff’s Office for public safety assistance.

Deputies placed Luna Jr. under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and booked him into the Mendocino County jail where he was to be held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten