The following is a press release 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 09-20-2021 at about 11:25 AM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a domestic violence incident in the 300 block of Pomo Court in Willits, California.
Upon arrival a Deputy contacted an 18 year-old female standing in the roadway. The female had visible injuries on her body, and was not wearing shoes or pants.
The Deputy learned the female’s boyfriend, Codiin Tuttle had reportedly assaulted her and prevented her from calling 9-1-1, by taking her phone and damaging it. She fled their residence and used a postal carrier’s phone to call 9-1-1.
During the investigation, Deputies learned Tuttle and the female lived together at the residence and have a child in common.
On 09-20-2021 an argument began between the couple, which escalated to a physical altercation. This caused visible injuries to the female and Tuttle. Deputies determined Tuttle had taken the female’s cellular phone, had thrown it against a wall and later placed it in water in the bathroom sink.
Tuttle was arrest for Domestic Violence Battery (273.5 PC) and preventing someone from calling 9-1-1 (591 PC).
Tuttle was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.