Sunday, January 29, 2023

Covelo Man in Jail After Allegedly Brandishing a Knife at a Woman on the Grounds of an Elementary School

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:

Knife recovered by investigators [Photograph from MCSO, no booking log photo is appearing at this time]

On 04-25-2022 at about 8:05 AM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported domestic violence incident that occurred the previous day at a local elementary school in Covelo, California.   

Deputies met with an adult female and learned she had been assaulted by her spouse, Jose OjedaMaldonado, the day prior. 

Deputies further learned OjedaMaldonado had called and texted the adult female multiple times to meet her at a fenced area on the local elementary school grounds.  When she contacted OjedaMaldonado he grabbed her around the throat with one hand and produced a fixed blade knife in his other hand.  

OjedaMaldonado pushed the adult female against a wall a few feet away and brandished the knife in front of her face and neck.  OjedaMaldonado also made a threatening statement during the incident.  

OjedaMaldonado eventually let the adult female go and left the area. 

Deputies located OjedaMaldonado at his residence in 76000 block of Main Street in Covelo and arrested him on the listed charges without further incident. 

OjedaMaldonado was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges where he was to be held in lieu of $100,000.00 bail.



  1. Let’s hope she does’nt drop the charges. She could save another woman’s life in the future. Pray she has the courage to testify and put him behind bars.

    • Amen to that. Let’s hope this wasn’t witnessed by any of the kids, including the young child they share.

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