Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
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(Title of Crime/Incident) 245(A)1PC- assault with a deadly weapon (non-firearm)
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245(A)1PC- assault with a deadly weapon (non-firearm)
Howard Street and Perry Street in Covelo, CA
When: Date: 05-11-13 Time: 1500 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Adult Male 24 Covelo, CA
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Juan Manuel Ayala Gonzales 51 Covelo, CA
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 05-11-13 at 1500 hours a Round Valley Resident Deputy from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the victim of a physical assault.

The adult male victim told the Deputy that he had been assaulted by Juan Manuel Ayala Gonzales, the father of an ex-girlfriend.

The victim had been driving when he stopped his vehicle at the intersection of Howard Street and Perry Street after seeing Gonzales following behind him in another vehicle.

The victim reported that Gonzales walked up to the victim's vehicle and opened the driver's door.

Without provocation, Gonzales punched the victim multiple times causing the victim to fall to the ground. Once the victim was on the ground, Gonzales kicked the victim in the face while wearing boots.

The victim suffered a laceration to the face, chipped teeth and bruising.

Gonzales was later arrested without incident and transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten