Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 243(d)PC- battery with great bodily injury
Report Number:
Coroner Number:
243(d)PC- battery with great bodily injury
44321 North Highway 101 Laytonville, Ca
When: Date: 05-21-13 Time: 1350 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Adult Male 49 Laytonville, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Jimmy Leroy Dykes 42 Willits, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 05-21-13 at approximately 1350 hours Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported fight between two adult males at the Long Valley Lumber Yard in Laytonville, California.

A 49 year-old adult male victim with significant injury to his face and head was transported by ambulance to Howard Memorial Hospital. He was treated for a left orbital fracture, multiple facial contusions and a laceration above his left eye.

The other involved party, Jimmy Leroy Dykes, had fled on foot from the scene prior to the Deputies arrival.

The victim told Deputies that he was at the Long Valley Lumber Yard when he saw Dykes approaching him on foot.

Dykes was making derogatory statements directed at the victim based upon a work related dispute the pair had approximately 1-year ago.

Dykes challenged the victim to a physical fight and shortly thereafter punched the victim without provocation.

Dykes thereafter placed the victim in a rear choke-hold position until the victim began to lose consciousness.

As the victim lay on the ground, Dykes then struck the victim several times in the face with his elbow and forcefully hit the victim's head against the ground.

The victim believed Dykes had training as a mixed martial arts fighter.

Deputies later located Dykes in the Laytonville area and he was subsequently arrested for battery resulting in great bodily injury.

Dykes was 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