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]
14441 Point Cabrillo Drive, Mendocino
When: Date: 09/13/2013 Time: 2100 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: Scott Shields 41 195 Circle Drive Fernley, NV
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 09/13/2013 at approximately 2110 hours, Deputies were dispatched to 14441 Point Cabrillo Drive in Mendocino for a reported domestic related assault.

Deputies arrived and contacted the female victim who identified herself as the cohabitating partner to the suspect Scott Shields. Deputies learned that the victim and Shields were camping at the location and had been consuming alcohol. An alcohol related argument ensued, during which Shields kicked the victim in the back. After this the victim attempted to leave the campsite and while walking away, Shields struck the victim in the back of the head with an unknown object.

The impact of the strike caused the victim to fall to the ground. The victim could not remember but believed she had momentary lost consciousness as a result of being struck.

Deputies contacted Shields who admitted that an argument took place but he denied physically assaulting the victim.

Shields was ultimately arrested and transported to the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charge. Shields was held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Shannon Barney