Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 273.5 PC [Corporal Injury to Spouse/Cohabitant], 136.1(c)(1) PC [Prevent Victim from Reporting Crime], 422 PC [Criminal Threats]
Report Number:
2014-18350    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
273.5 PC [Corporal Injury to Spouse/Cohabitant], 136.1(c)(1) PC [Prevent Victim from Reporting Crime], 422 PC [Criminal Threats]
Location:
33000 Block Jefferson Way. Fort Bragg
When: Date: 07-12-2014 Time: 1:51 A.M.
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Withheld per 293 PC
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Raymond Pitcher 49 Fort Bragg, Ca.
         
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 07-12-2014 at approximately 1:51 A.M., Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the 33000 block of Jefferson Way in Fort Bragg for a domestic related physical assault. Upon arrival Deputies contacted the female victim and suspect Raymond Pitcher. Both are married and reside in the same residence.

During that contact, Deputies learned that the victim and Pitcher were engaged in a verbal argument that escalated into Pitcher striking the victim in the face and head several times. Deputies observed that the victim had visible injury to her face as a result of the assault.

Pitcher also reportedly prevented the victim from summoning law enforcement by taking the phone away from her when she attempted to call 9-1-1. Pitcher threatened to kill the victim if she notified law enforcement.

Deputies arrested Pitcher for the listed charges. Pitcher was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked and held in lieu of bail set at $25,000.00.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani