Thursday, December 7, 2023

Gualala Man Arrested for Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment of Wife


The following is a press released from 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:

Octavio Media [Picture from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Booking Logs]

On 11-01-2020 at approximately 2:34 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported domestic violence incident at a residence in the 46400 block of Iversen Drive in Gualala, California.

When Deputies arrived they did not find anyone at the residence.  Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate the involved parties. 

The reporting party was contacted and Deputies were informed the adult female had been physically assaulted by her husband, Octavio Medina, at their residence however their whereabouts were unknown.

On the morning of 11-03-2020, the investigating Deputy made telephone contact with the adult female.

The Deputy learned that on 11-01-2020 at about 2:00 PM she had returned to her residence and was confronted by Medina. 

Medina was angry with the adult female and eventually assaulted her by punching her in the face a few times, grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the ground. 

The adult female sustained injuries to her knees, head and face as a result.  During the incident Medina took the adult female’s cellular telephone so she could not call law enforcement.

Medina then grabbed the adult female by one of her arms and forced her into a vehicle and drove her to one of his family member’s residence in the Santa Rosa area where he dropped her off.

On 11-04-2020 at about 2:50 PM Deputies located Medina in a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 1 and Fish Rock Road.  Deputies contacted Medina and arrested him for the listed charges. 

Medina was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $25,000 bail. 

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