The following is an updated press released 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 10-23-2020 at 2:10 A.M. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an in progress domestic incident in the 100 block of Laws Avenue in Ukiah, California.
Deputies arrived and contacted Robert Garcia who appeared extremely intoxicated and was bleeding from a large contusion on his forehead. Medical personnel were requested and arrived a short time later.
The Deputies continued their investigation and contacted a 36 year-old female at the same location and they observed the female appeared very upset.
The Deputies interviewed multiple individuals who had reportedly witnessed the incident.
The Deputies learned Garcia consumed alcohol to the point he became intoxicated. Garcia began arguing with the 36 year-old female, who was holding a child at the time.
Garcia physically assaulted the 36 year-old female, hitting her in the stomach and head. In self defense, the 36 year-old female picked up an object and struck Garcia with it, causing the injury to his forehead.
The 36 year-old female then hid from Garcia until the Deputies arrived.
The Deputies requested a wants and warrants check on both parties and learned Garcia was on active felony probation out of Mendocino County for domestic violence.
The Deputies concluded their interviews, collected the available evidence and developed probable cause to believe Garcia committed the crimes of 273.5 PC (Domestic Violence Battery) and 1203.2 PC (Felony Violation of Probation).
Garcia was transported to a hospital where he was medically cleared for incarceration.
Garcia was then transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked and to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.