Thursday, December 7, 2023

Parolee Punches Partner Leading to Arrest for Domestic Violence


This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 08-07-2020, at about 12:52 AM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a domestic violence incident in the 2100 block of Primrose Drive in Willits, California.

Deputies arrived in the area and contacted Victor Lopez outside of the residence.  Deputies learned Lopez and his wife (36 year-old female) had been married for about a year.

Deputies learned the adult female was looking through Lopez’s cell phone and discovered he had been texting other woman, which made her angry. The couple got into an argument and Lopez decided to leave the residence.

As Lopez was walking out of the residence the adult female pulled his hair. Lopez exited the residence, at which time he realized that he forgot his cell phone and tried go back inside of the residence, but was prevented by the adult female.

Deputies spoke with the adult female and corroborated that an argument over some test messages found on Lopez’s cell phone had occurred.

During the argument, Lopez decided to leave and started to push pass the adult female.

As Lopez was walking by the adult female, her finger caught his hair. Lopez pushed the adult female down onto the couch and then punched her on the right side of her face with a closed fist prior to leaving the residence.

The Deputies noted that there were items scattered on the floor which were consistent with a physical altercation.  Deputies saw the adult female’s right eye and face were swollen and was starting to bruise.

Deputies determined Lopez was the primary aggressor during this incident and had Sheriff’s Office dispatch check Lopez for warrant, parole and probation status.

Deputies were notified Lopez was on active PRCS (Post Community release Supervision) through Mendocino County Probation.  

Mendocino County Probation was contacted and a probation hold was issued for 3455 PC.

Lopez was placed under arrest for domestic violence battery and violation of PRCS release.

Lopez was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a no bail status.

The featured image is Victor Jose Lopez in the Mendocino County Sheriff Booking Logs

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Matt LaFever
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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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