Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 245(A)1 PC-assault with a deadly weapon, 236PC- false imprisonment, 243(E)1 PC- battery against spouse
Report Number:
2014-5785    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
245(A)1 PC-assault with a deadly weapon, 236PC- false imprisonment, 243(E)1 PC- battery against spouse
Location:
10000 block of Heeser Street Mendocino, Ca
When: Date: 03-03-2014 Time: 9:32 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Adult Female 51 Mendocino, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: David Vanlandingham 57 Mendocino, Ca
         
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 03-03-2014 at approximately 9:32 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a residence in the 10000 block of Heeser Street in Mendocino, California in regards to a suspected domestic violence incident.

Upon arriving at the residence the victim told Deputies that she and Vanlandingham had been drinking at a local bar that evening when she became tired and left early to go home and sleep. Vanlandingham stayed at the bar and returned home later, angry that she had not stayed at the bar.

Vanlandingham awoke the victim and an argument ensued resulting in him holding a meat cleaver against the victim's throat. Shortly thereafter, Vanlandingham removed the knife from the victim's throat causing no injury.

Vanlandingham was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and battery against a spouse.

Vanlandingham was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten