Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Ukiah Man Arrested for Domestic Violence & False Imprisonment, Says MCSO


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:

Victor Lucas [Picture from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Booking Logs]

On 11-17-2020 at approximately 9:54 A.M. Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an unknown disturbance between a male and female at an address in the 100 block of Pinoleville Drive in Ukiah, California. 

The first Deputy arrived at the location within one minute of being dispatched.  When the Deputy entered the driveway, he observed a vehicle preparing to leave the location. 

The Deputy briefly contacted the reporting party who advised Victor Lucas was in the vehicle, along with an adult female and a 6-month old child. 

The Deputy was familiar with Lucas, and knew Lucas to have two active felony warrants for his arrest. 

The Deputy activated his overhead lights to effect a traffic stop on the vehicle.  The vehicle continued for a short distance, and eventually stopped.  

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Lucas exited out of the front passenger seat and was taken into custody for the two felony arrest warrants. 

As soon as Lucas exited the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle drove away from the location.  Additional Deputies arrived and located the vehicle in the area.

Deputies learned that Lucas and the adult female were involved in a verbal argument which turned physical.

During the physical altercation, Lucas pushed the adult female onto the ground and grabbed her by the face, causing visible injuries. Lucas also blocked the doorway to prevent the adult female from leaving with their child. 

Deputies learned that Lucas was currently on formal probation out of Mendocino County.

Lucas’ two warrants were for felony violation of probation, as well as second degree robbery, stemming from a previous domestic violence related incident with the same adult female.  

Lucas was placed under arrest for 273.5 PC [Felony Domestic Violence Battery], 236 PC [False Imprisonment], 1203.2 PC [Felony Violation of Probation],  Felony Warrant [Second Degree Robbery], and Felony Warrant [Violation of Probation]. 

Lucas was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $140,000.00 bail. 

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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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