Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 245(A)1 PC- assault w/deadly weapon, 273.5 PC- inflicting corporal injury to spouse or cohabitant
Report Number:
2013-33915    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
245(A)1 PC- assault w/deadly weapon, 273.5 PC- inflicting corporal injury to spouse or cohabitant
Location:
76653 Henderson Lane, Covelo
When: Date: 10-14-2013 Time: 4:20 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: adult male 48 Covelo, CA
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Demeter R. McFadin 39 Covelo, CA
         
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 10-14-13 at approximately 4:30 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a Henderson Lane address in Covelo to investigate a reported domestic disturbance.

As the Deputies drove up to the address, they observed the female suspect, Demeter McFadin, age 39, attempting to leave on foot. She was detained while her 48 year-old cohabitant boyfriend was contacted. The male victim was found to have a large, three-inch by three-inch area of swelling on the back of his head. He told Deputies the injury was the result of being struck by a beer bottle wielded by McFadin. He refused medical attention.

The victim told Deputies that he and McFadin were not arguing at the time of the assault and claimed to have no idea what angered her enough to cause her to strike him with the bottle. McFadin also struck him with a garden hose and threw a rock at a female witness.

McFadin was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting corporal injury upon a spouse or cohabitant. She was transported to the Mendocino County Jail and held in lieu of $55,000 bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani