The following is a press released issued by 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 03-24-2021 at about 1:50 AM, Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the 75000 block of Highway 162 in Covelo, California.
They were told there was a physical fight between a male and female at the location. Upon their arrival, they were told the male subject, identified as Oscar Martinez, had left the location prior to their arriving on scene.
The Deputies spoke with several people at the location and learned an adult female and Martinez had been in a relationship and had a child in common.
Deputies learned during the investigation, the adult female was at the location when Martinez arrived. The two began verbally arguing when Martinez punched her twice in the face. This caused visible injury to the adult female’s face.
The Deputies checked the area for Martinez but were unable to locate him. The Deputies issued a Be-On-The-Lookout (BOLO) for Martinez and to arrest him for the Domestic Violence Battery (273.5 PC).
On 03-28-2021 at about 11:15 AM, a Sheriff’s Deputy working the Covelo area, located Martinez on Ledger Lane.
Martinez was arrested for 273.5 PC (Domestic Violence Battery) and was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.