Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 245 PC [Assault w/deadly weapon], 273.5 PC [Felony Domestic Violence] & 1203.2 PC [Violation of Probation]
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245 PC [Assault w/deadly weapon], 273.5 PC [Felony Domestic Violence] & 1203.2 PC [Violation of Probation]
32000 Block of Pearl Drive Fort Bragg, Ca
When: Date: 06-14-2014 Time: 6:45 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Adult Male 51 Fort Bragg, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Susan Brown 50 Fort Bragg, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Mike Dygert
Synopsis: On 06-14-2014 at about 6:48 PM Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were summoned to a residence in the 32000 block of Pearl Drive in Fort Bragg, California regarding a physical fight between a male and female.

Upon arrival Deputies contacted Susan Brown at the residence and located an adult male a few hundred yards west of the residence on Pearl Drive.

Deputies learned Brown and the adult male were involved in a dating relationship. The adult male arrived at the residence earlier in the evening to obtain some personal belongings.

While at the residence both individuals became involved in a heated argument. It was alleged the adult male had assaulted Brown by striking her in the head with the palm of his hand.

It was reported Brown then obtained a folding pocket knife and attempted to stab the adult male repeated times.

The adult male received minor injuries from Brown’s alleged knife assault however Deputies observed a healing injury on his right leg, which he claimed was from Brown stabbing him with the same pocket knife a few weeks earlier.

During the investigation Deputies observed Brown to be intoxicated and further determined she was the primary aggressor of the domestic violence incident.

Brown was arrested for the listed violations and transported to the Mendocino County Jail to be held in lieu of $35,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten