Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 273.5 PC [Corporal Injury to Spouse]
Report Number:
2014-13699    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
273.5 PC [Corporal Injury to Spouse]
Location:
15000 Block Mitchell Creek Drive, Fort Bragg
When: Date: 05-28-2014 Time: 12:43 P.M.
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Witheld per 293 PC
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Kahna Smith 31 Fort Bragg, Ca.
         
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 05-28-2014 at approximately 12:43 P.M., Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a domestic altercation at a residence located within the 15000 block of Mitchell Creek Drive in Fort Bragg.

After Deputies arrived they contacted the male victim and suspect Kahna Smith. Deputies learned the victim and Smith were involved in a cohabitating dating relationship and both were engaged in a verbal argument. The argument escalated when Smith physically assaulted the victim with a broom handle and a propane canister. The victim was struck repeatedly about the chest and also struck in the head.

Deputies observed that the victim had visible injury as a result of the assault and subsequently arrested Smith for the listed charge. The victim was transported by ambulance to Mendocino Coast District Hospital and Smith was transported to and the Mendocino County Jail, where she was lodged with bail set at $25,000.00.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani