Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 245(a)(1) PC [Assault with deadly weapon]
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245(a)(1) PC [Assault with deadly weapon]
6000 block North State Street
When: Date: 05-09-2014 Time: 1:05 AM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Adult Male 36 Calpella, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Erika Nunez 33 Calpella, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Mike Dygert
Synopsis: On 05-09-2014 at about 1:05 AM Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an apartment complex in the 6000 block of North State Street in Calpella, California regarding a possible domestic violence incident in progress.

Upon arrival Deputies contacted an adult male and Erika Nunez who were occupants of an apartment identified as being associated with the call for service. Deputies learned the pair were living together at the apartment while involved in a dating relationship.

The adult male told deputies he and Nunez had been involved in a domestic argument.

The argument escalated which resulted in Nunez becoming very agitated. Nunez grabbed a kitchen knife and attempted to assault the adult male with the knife.

The victim was able to evade Nunez's attack with the knife. Nunez then discarded the knife and grabbed a barbeque fork and again attacked the adult male in attempt to assault him, however the adult was able to evade her efforts.

Deputies did not observe any visible injuries to either the adult male or Nunez.

Deputies subsequently arrested Nunez for assault with a deadly weapon and she was booked into the Mendocino County Jail to be held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten