Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 273.5 PC [Corpral injury to spouse]
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273.5 PC [Corpral injury to spouse]
700 block of Port Road Point Arena, Ca
When: Date: 06/07/2013 Time: 1850 Hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Withheld per 293 PC
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Christina Nuchols 36 Glenhaven, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 06/07/2013 at approximately 1857 hours, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 700 block of Port Road in Point Arena for a reported domestic related dispute.

Deputies also received information that the involved parties were associated with a newer black Ford Mustang.

While responding to the location, Deputies observed a vehicle leaving the area that matched the provided description. Deputies initiated an investigative traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the two occupants.

Both occupants readily admitted to being cohabitating partners and the involved parties of the reported dispute. Deputies observed that the adult male had a visible injury to his arm and observed that the female, Christina Nuchols, was intoxicated.

Deputies were able to determine, by speaking to both parties, that Nuchols scratched the male during the alcohol related argument and caused the observed injuries to the male.

Nuchols was subsequently arrested and transported to the Mendocino County Jail where she was booked on the open charge of 273.5 PC (Domestic Violence Battery) and held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Nuchols was also booked on two active arrest warrants issued out of Colusa County. Nuchols had a $25,000.00 bail felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance [11377 HS] and a $10,000.00 bail misdemeanor warrant for being under the influence of a controlled substance [11550 HS].
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten