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 03-05-2022, at about 3:05 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a local business in the 76000 block of Highway 162 in Covelo, California.
The Deputies were advised there had been an altercation at the location and a subject had been stabbed in the neck.
Round Valley Fire personnel arrived prior to Deputies arriving and transported the victim (adult male) to the Round Valley Airport. The victim was flown to an out of county hospital for medical treatment.
The suspect left the scene prior to the Deputies arrival but Deputies learned the suspect was a 17 year-old male juvenile.
It appeared the victim and suspect got into an argument and began physically fighting, when the suspect produced a weapon. The weapon was used to inflict the victim’s injury.
Deputies were able to locate and arrest the juvenile male for attempted murder (664/187 PC) and assault with a deadly weapon (245(A)(1) PC).
The juvenile male was booked into the Mendocino County Juvenile Detention Center.