Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 664/187 PC [Attempted Murder] 273.5 PC [Felony Domestic Violence Battery]
Report Number:
2014-4675    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
664/187 PC [Attempted Murder] 273.5 PC [Felony Domestic Violence Battery]
Location:
16000 block Franklin Road Fort Bragg, Ca
When: Date: 02-20-2014 Time: 5:00 AM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Adult Female 36 Fort Bragg, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Ugwunwa Ogwogwo 43 Fort Bragg, Ca
         
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 02-20-2014, at approximately 5:50 AM, Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies were called to the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Emergency Room to contact an adult female (victim) receiving treatment for stab wounds to their back and hand.

The victim was not eager to discuss the incident with law enforcement and maintained that she had stabbed herself in the back. The victim would not provide any other information to Deputies, except to indicate that it happened in her home at about 4:00 AM, and that she was alone when the injury occurred. A mental health crisis worker was summoned to evaluate the victim's mental health needs and Deputies went to the victim's residence.

At the residence Deputies collected evidence related to the incident and contacted Ugwunwa Ogwogwo, who was cohabitating with the victim. Ogwogwo maintained that she had not been staying in the main residence with the victim during the night and claimed no knowledge of how the victim was injured.

On 02-23-2014 the victim contacted the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office to provide additional information. The victim stated that early in the morning of 02-20-2014 she awoke to find Ogwogwo awake. Ogwogwo began arguing with the victim and making accusations regarding their dating relationship.

This culminated in Ogwogwo stabbing the victim several times with a kitchen knife with an approximately 8 inch blade. Ogwogwo then stopped attacking the victim, attempted to provide her with first aid, and assisted her with summoning an ambulance.

On 02-23-2014, at approximately 9:11 AM, Deputies located an arrested Ogwogwo without incident for violations of 664/187 PC and 273.5 PC. Ogwogwo was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail to be held in lieu of $250,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten