Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 273.5 PC [Corporal Injury to Spouse/Cohabitant]
Report Number:
2014-17496    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
273.5 PC [Corporal Injury to Spouse/Cohabitant]
Location:
1800 Block Center Valley Road, Willits Ca
When: Date: 07-03-2014 Time: 9:51 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Withheld per 293PC
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Brandon Martin 28 Willits, Ca
         
Written by: Sergeant Darren Brewster
Synopsis: On 07-03-2014 at approximately 9:51 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a domestic dispute which occurred at a residence in the 1800 block of Center Valley Road, Willits California.

When Deputies arrived at the location they contacted the victim and learned that she had been involved in a verbal argument, which turned physical, with boyfriend Brandon Martin.

During the altercation the verbal argument escalated when Martin struck the victim in the ribs with a closed fist, and then pushed the victim backwards making her fall to the ground. Deputies observed the victim had visible injuries to her ribs, which were consistent with that of a physical assault.

During the investigation Martin was contacted in the 2000 block of Valley Road, Willits. Martin was placed under arrest for the listed violation. Martin was then transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani