Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
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(Title of Crime/Incident) 273.5 PC- corporal abuse of a spouse or cohabitant
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273.5 PC- corporal abuse of a spouse or cohabitant
Lucas Lane, Laytonville
When: Date: 02-01-2014 Time: 12:59 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Adult Female 35 Laytonville, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Monroe Lucas 36 Laytonville, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 2-01-2014 at 12:59 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a Lucas Lane address in Laytonville to investigate a reported incident of domestic violence.

Upon arrival Deputies contacted the thirty-five year-old female victim. She told Deputies that her husband, thirty-six year-old Monroe Lucas, was under the influence of methamphetamine, cocaine and alcohol and that he had been using drugs and drinking alcohol since the previous night. According to the victim, he had driven a car during the night while in that condition.

Sometime between 12:45 PM and 12:59 PM, Monroe Lucas started to walk away from his wife, holding his car keys. She was concerned that he would again drive while intoxicated and endanger himself. She attempted to take the keys from him. The victim told Deputies that Monroe charged at her, knocking her to the floor. She suffered abrasion injuries to her lip, left forearm and left shin which did not require medical attention.

Monroe Lucas was arrested for 273.5 PC, a felony. He was booked into the Mendocino County Jail and held on $25,000 bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Shannon Barney