Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 243(d) PC [Battery with serious bodily injury], 422 PC [Criminal threats]
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243(d) PC [Battery with serious bodily injury], 422 PC [Criminal threats]
17000 block of Redwood Springs Drive Fort Bragg, Ca
When: Date: 06/07/2013 Time: 1920 Hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Eric Cooper 40 Fort Bragg, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Daniel Jacoboni 32 Chico, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 06/07/2013 at approximately 1932 hours, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a radio call for service regarding a physical assault that had just occurred at a residence in the 17000 block of Redwood Springs Drive in Fort Bragg.

Deputies responded to the area and contacted the victim Eric Cooper. Deputies observed that Cooper had visible injuries to his face, head and body.

Cooper told Deputies that he had arrived at the residence to pick his children up from that location. When Cooper went to leave the location, he was physically assaulted by the suspect Daniel Jacoboni without warning.

Cooper said Jacoboni punched him repeatedly and that he had lost consciousness and suffered a fractured nose during the physical assault. Jacoboni also threatened to kill Cooper if he returned to the location and Jacoboni fled the scene on a motorcycle following the incident.

Cooper could only provide limited descriptive information on Jacoboni as he was not known to him, but he was able to provide that Jacoboni was his ex-wife’s boyfriend.

Between the information Cooper provided and information from a witness at the scene, Deputies were able to positively identify Jacoboni as an individual who was contacted and arrested by Deputies earlier in the day on unrelated charges.

At about 2100 hours, Deputies made contact with Jacoboni at a business located in the 32000 block of North Harbor Drive in Fort Bragg after speaking with him on the telephone.

Jacoboni had agreed to meet with Deputies and to surrender himself. Jacoboni was ultimately arrested and transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked on the listed charges and held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten